two conflicting views about the year of reality TV and its future.

two conflicting views about the year of reality TV and its future.
Entertainment Weekly’s Josh Wolk looks back at the year of reality TV, and determines that “reality TV’s magnet was the promise of unpredictability”—and ultimately, “Audiences don’t discriminate between reality and scripted TV, only between entertaining and boring.” Elsewhere—although he confuses game shows with reality TV—the LA Times’ Brian Lowry predicts the demise of reality TV because of the networks’ “lemminglike behavior.”

advertisement