Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

More like pseudo-reality, am I right Jean Baudrillard?

Here's something I'm curious about: if you were asked to name the original Big Three of the current generation of reality shows (say, from the late 1990s to the present, not any antecedents of what we now know as reality shows), what would you name?

I'd say American Idol, Survivor and Big Brother. I've never watched Survivor, and BB is nowhere near as popular as it once was, but those are the three that strike me nonscientifically as the progenitors of the current glut of reality shows.

Of course, I don't generally like reality shows, so this is more a gut reaction than anything else. Sound off: what do you think are the Holy Trinity of (American) Reality Television?
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