Reality TV: 2nd Worst Idea of All Time?


24 Hour Museum, in honor of Museums and Galleries month, has conducted a poll asking readers what the worst ideas of all time are.


The atom bomb came in first with 51% of the vote.


Interestingly, reality TV came in 2nd!


Rounding out the Top 5 were capital punishment, plastic bags and credit cards.


Now I recognize that we have seen some lows on reality TV. Flavor of Love comes to my mind right away, though there are a number more. That being said, there actually is quite a bit of quality reality television, like Project Runway or Top Chef (or even perhaps American Idol), where people that might otherwise go unnoticed are given the opportunity to showcase their talent.


2nd worst idea of all time?? Sounds harsh, no?


Source: BBC News


Image courtesy of blog.nj.com

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May 22, 2008 9:32PM EDT

I don't think it's harsh at all... except for the good shows, like the ones mentioned. But "big brother"? Seriously? In my country (Brasil/Brazil), it's ALL people talk aout, and participants become celebrities, and it makes me ant to throw up.

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May 29, 2008 5:43PM EDT

It seems a little out of proportion. I definately think the atom bomb tops it but I HATE REALITY TV!! It's boring and filled with f***ing idiots being filmed by sadists and watched by narcissists. I really wish they'd replace them with something interesting.

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May 29, 2008 6:29PM EDT

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May 29, 2008 8:52PM EDT

Whats worse brutally killing a large number of people or making them watch endless hours of brain washing mind numming reality tv?

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May 30, 2008 5:40AM EDT

reality tv is rubbish but there are plenty of things worse i dont think it should be 2nd more like 6th or 7th
but it is getting a little sadthat they are just putting weirdos on to get more veiwsproberly in a couple of months il agree with the rest of you

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