Back to Reality: Big Brother UK

'Big Brother is watching you' - George Orwell I've never made it secret or been ashamed of the fact that I'm pretty obsessed with Reality TV which started in the early 90s with The Real World on MTV and has pretty much thrived since then. Of course the fact that it's so cheap t make … Continue reading Back to Reality: Big Brother UK

Back to Reality: MTV’s The Real World

'Reality TV is really just based for sensationalism. So, it's extreme versions and extreme caricatures of personalities' - Essence Atkins Reality TV takes up most of the viewing schedule these days (at least in my house it does anyway) but back in 1992 when MTV premiered The Real World, it wasn't the case. Remember this was … Continue reading Back to Reality: MTV’s The Real World

Reality TV Bears no Relation to Intelligence

'With reality TV, sometimes it's amazing chemistry and you get these gems that turn out to be everything you hoped, and the camera loves them and they just blossom on the show. And then sometimes it's not all you envision' Alison Sweeney I have not one iota of shame in admitting that I am a Reality … Continue reading Reality TV Bears no Relation to Intelligence

MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 2 Drinking Game

'All's fair in love, war and challenges' - Johnny Bananas I wouldn't even go so far as to say that MTV's Real World/Road Rules spin of show The Challenge is one of my guilty pleasures, I don't feel guilty about how much I love this show at all! Anyone who watches the show regularly will … Continue reading MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 2 Drinking Game