Reality got a little too real for Todd Bruce on 'Downsized' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE) when son Rex started suffering from a severe asthma attack. After calling for an ambulance, he turned to the cameras and asked that they be turned off.
"Guys, I don't think we need to take this any further," he told them. "I'm serious. If we can put the cameras down."
The cameras were back on by the time the paramedics arrived, but Todd's moment is reminiscent of other times reality families have shut the cameras off for more serious moments. It certainly pulls you out of the illusion of this heightened reality we're watching, making you as aware of the cameras invading these moments as the family must be at all times.