When the television did not know what to surprise its viewer, a new genre appeared – a reality show. The experienced spectators rushed to the screens to watch how the life of several people limited in space unfolds right before our eyes. When the first reality show “For Glass” appeared in Russia, it caused a real debate.
Some even wrote quite scientific works about the existence of people in such conditions. Soon there was another well-known project – “Dom-2”. He already broke all records in duration, and issues of his prohibition were considered even in the highest authorities.
Today it’s not enough to lock up a few people and watch their behavior, this is no longer surprising to the viewer. Give people passion, fights, sex and fresh ideas. So there are quite unusual reality shows in Europe and America.
A large donor (“De Grote Donorshow”).
Fans of the reality show genre know that it is in Holland that they come up with the most unusual such programs. After all, it was there that for the first time a reality show called “Big Brother” appeared. When the “Big Donor” program appeared, even the rather liberal, accustomed Dutch people were indignant. The creators of the show were accused of cynicism and unethical behavior. The main heroine of the transfer was the girl Eliza, mortally ill with brain cancer. She decided on a live broadcast which of the three kidneys in need of transplantation to give this organ to. Viewers with the help of telephone voting were offered to help the participant make her an uneasy choice. At the same time it was stipulated that Elisa should share her kidney during her lifetime. The main component of the show was the decision-making procedure itself. The girl was filled up with gifts, tried to bribe, she was begged and even threatened. The “big donor” entailed a whole debate in the Dutch parliament about the admissibility of such a transfer. But the producers of the broadcast dismissed all accusations, stating that their show is necessary for the social life of the society. After all, such a transfer should draw people’s attention to the problem of the existence of queues for donor bodies. 90% of the country’s population became involved in the information scandal. Over time, it was announced on air that this reality show was just a rally. Nevertheless, it fulfilled its function – caused an agiotage and drew attention to the problems of donation. And the producers were able to earn more than 10 million euros on this reality show.
Cum and swallow (“Spuiten @ Slikken”).
As it was already said, the Dutch do not have complexes. So this reality show could appear only in the Netherlands. The host of the broadcast on the air had to use drugs and have sex. After that, he told the camera about his emotions and feelings. The producer of the video, São Van den Broek, was accused of immorality. He himself claimed that he did not want to attract and surprise young people, his task was to inform people. Viewers on the basis of viewing the reality show were to understand how a person is affected by different drugs – heroin and LSD. It was also suggested to find out who is best performing intimate caresses – a man or a woman. In addition to the allegations of immorality, the reality show was accused of illegality, but no one found ways to bring the scandalous creators to justice. The whole year was broadcast on the youth channel BNN.
“Russian Roulette” for some reason is more popular not at us, but in the West. Here in Britain, Derren Brown conducted a psychological experiment, playing this dangerous game right on the air. The man put a 348-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver to his head and pulled the trigger. The danger was that there was 1 cartridge in the drum. A bullet was put there by one of the spectators of the show, so that everything would be reliable. The show was still broadcast not directly, but with a delay of several minutes. Indeed, in the event of a tragedy, it would be possible to stop the broadcast. Fortunately, there were no casualties. Twice, Brown pulled the trigger, putting the gun to his head.The third shot he had already made into the air, the gun again misfired. The British police insisted on canceling the show, as it could attract imitators. But the channel 4 Channel could not refuse such a rating transfer. Those who wanted to see everything with their own eyes turned out to be so many that spectators were selected from the audience of 12 thousand people.
Island of temptations.
With the help of this reality show in America decided to test the strength of the bonds of pairs. The goal was to force people to part with their loved one, for this purpose conditions for treason were created around them. Under scenario 4, unmarried couples arrive on the island, where they are immediately separated. In the hotels of representatives of different halves expect passionate and attractive representatives of the opposite sex. They will start dating, invite to date and just socialize. There will also be parties. Hired girls and guys are willing to make romantic acquaintances with the participants of the show, putting all efforts for this. The show was so popular that it was already sold to other countries, going there for several seasons.
Cats are looking for hosts.
This kind and unusual reality show was held in New York. His party was the cat, left without the owners. 10 animals were placed in the window of one of the supermarkets on Madison Avenue. There they passed various tests that were broadcast on television in real time. About the life of cats “behind the glass” told the TV channel “Animal Planet”. The sponsor of this presentation was the company that produces cat food. On her site you could vote for the person you liked. I must say that the animals were kept in excellent conditions. Especially for them, beds, feeders and even aquariums with fish were made. During the reality show, it was suggested to find out which of the cats is better at catching mice, which of them is sleeping more or louder than the others. The rights of the participants were protected by the Society for the Protection of Animal Rights, which controlled the course of tests and conditions of detention.
I’m a famous snail! Leave me here (“I’m A Shellebrity – Keep Me in Here!”).
Not only is the animal involved in this reality show, it also parodies another show of this genre: “I’m a celebrity!” Take me away from here”. English comedy TV channel UKTV G2 as stellar participants suggested using snails. Huge African shellfish have received unusual human names – Slime Porter, Carol Slippery, Jimmy Slime, Velcro Cowell, Ulito Thompson, Mi-Shel Collins and Lazy Winton. They not only lived their usual life under the supervision of television cameras, but also participated in various competitions. People have suggested to the snails to reveal who will quickly overcome the distance of 10 centimeters or eat more leaves of the salad.
Sex and any of its manifestations are a popular topic for numerous reality shows. If more than one person participates in them, then the spectators simply anticipate piquant scenes. Even if participants are not set up for this, the creators organize all the conditions for this. But among the reality show there are also those that are not sex oriented, but completely. In 2007, a show called “Card House” was published in Hungary. The place of action was a real public house, and the participants were real prostitutes. The show showed the daily life of Hungarian putan, including the most intimate details. The transfer lasted three months, after which the authorities closed it because of fear of popular unrest.
A wave of popular outrage led to the closure of this show in the United States. Producers were accused of debauchery and unprincipledness. Reality show talked about the relationship between guys and girls. However, all the boundaries of morality were violated by the immorality of the participants’ behavior. For example, one of the participants was infected with a certain common virus, which is transmitted exclusively through sexual contact.Each week, participants passed rapid tests without knowing it. Infected guys and girls from the show were simply expelled, while the organizers did not explain to them even the reasons. According to the producers, the winner was to be the person whose blood would not have been the result of the virus itself. However, the matter did not reach the finals. Not long before the end of the reality show, one of the participants died under mysterious circumstances. The project chose to quickly collapse.
Reality shows are popular because they reveal the most hidden parts of our soul. And is it possible to dispense with such a question without greed? Transfers in which people jump for money with tarzanka from the roof of skyscrapers or eat nasty insects are already a thing of the past. The German show “Swin Life” invited the participants in the pursuit of a few thousand euros to turn into the most common pigs from the farm. People lived in a stable, fed on garbage, sometimes even slept on the street. If for our philistine such an attitude to people would seem excessively cruel, the Europeans took the show to “cheers”. The right to transfer is planned to be bought in Greece, Britain and France. So soon greedy people-pigs will appear in other countries.
Eat, but earn.
This Argentine TV show is very adventurous, but at the same time unprincipled. Its idea it stands out from the general series. Here, too, you need to eat something to make money, but it’s not about some terrible slug or spider. Participants are invited to feast on their own body. Organizers of the reality show announced that the food in this game is what is on the body or what it produces. Clothing in this case is not taken into account. About the details of this scandalous TV project is better not to tell, but it has become one of the most popular shows on all Argentine TV. The statistics says that every session of the reality show is collected from the screens of every second viewer of the country.
Russian TV company “TNT” was able to make from the usual reality show a cultic transmission, which became the symbol of the generation. The project was launched in 2004. The young guys had to build a house that would be the prize of the best couple. The motto of the project was “Build your love.” Every week newcomers come to the project, and some of the old participants are expelled by voting. The show has been going on for more than 8 years, becoming the longest in history. It is accompanied by numerous scandals. Here gays and lesbians, criminals and drug addicts visited. In total, more than 2 thousand young people passed through “Dom-2”, some after the show had already died, couples had formed and children appeared. This reality show remains a highly profitable business. “House-2” tried to defeat councils on morals, courts, the project is ridiculed and parodied, and it still remains the country’s most rated reality show.
Exchange of wives.
The Russian TV channel “STS” decided not to check couples for fidelity, like Americans, and immediately take, and change the couple. Two married couples are changing their wives. In addition to new husbands, the hostesses also receive new children. This is very difficult, moreover, the pairs are specially selected with different material levels and habits. A lazy spoiled wife will have to learn how to wash, cook and clean, and a simple girl will have to get used to the rules of ethics and stiff life. It is interesting only how in families will solve the issue with the performance of marital duty? The creators hope that in 2 weeks of experiment, his participant will have many reasons to quarrel and show his emotions.