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John Simon

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With all the recent talk by fans and critics saying that the current season of Survivor is even better than the first, it got me trying to remember that first season, and wondering if we'd ever see it again. Does anyone know if this is in the works? Or if not, why? Although I have some question about the rewatchability of the seasons, I think I'd be fairly tempted to purchase some of the better ones if the price wasn't too ridiculous. I even think they could come up with some fairly interesting extras if perhaps they got commentaries by some of the "castaways" or perhaps a commentary by Jeff Probst and Mark Burnett. I think it'd also be cool to see a featurette on the creation of the challenges. So does anyone else think this would make a worthy show to release in entire seasons? And will that ever actually happen?
 

Jeremy Allin

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It sounds like a cool idea, I doubt it will happen. Even the Survivor: Great & Outrageous Moments DVDs dried up after the second season, probably due to lack of popularity. If those didn't fly, it seems unlikely that anything else will come to fruition.
 

Jeff Kleist

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Paramount responded in a thread awhile back. The "best-of" discs sold poorly, so no, they're not happening. It seems the general industry attitude is that reality TV is disposible for most people. Watch once and who cares
 

David Lambert

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Personally, I hope that this realization makes an impact on the programming of the Prime Time landscape.

You see, scripted shows are getting squeezed out more and more by reality shows because they get good ratings, and are cheaper to produce.

But, in the long run, the Survivor home video sales may be a factor that makes the studios realize that their thinking is shortsighted.

After all, you can get good ratings ONCE, whether its on a show like Survivor or a show like Frasier.

But Frasier sells on home video a whole lot better, and longer, than any reality show. And it works better for syndication, too! :wink:


I don't mind a good reality show...but c'mon; there's too many of them and they all are far too alike. Gimme' A Break! :D
 

Brad Hood

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No possiblilty of ME ever seeing them, unless you tie me up in front of the tv and glue my eyelids open.:D
 

David Lambert

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The networks are jamming all this garbage down our throats whether we want them or not. As far as I'm concerned, I reached my gagging threashold a long time ago....I just wish that most of them would just go away.
Sooner or later the rest of America will agree with this sentiment, and the ratings of these shows will dry up, and this fad will be a memory!

The sheer dupicatedness of it is what's appalling: American Idol is fine, but do we also need the kid version and the new Star Search and all the rest? :rolleyes

Others are just plain stupid. Mr. Personality? HAH! Give me Bernie Mac or Wanda At Large any day! Now THERE are a couple of well-written shows that cater well to the star characters and the fine folk who play them.
 

Gord Lacey

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Those "best of" discs could have been a LOT better. How many people do you think missed the interviews with the castmember voted off on The Early Show? I know I did...and it would have made me think about buying the DVD if they were on there. Sometimes "best of" discs make sense, but there has to be some NEW content, or stuff that most people haven't seen before.

I'm so sick of "best of" discs that are under 60 mins, are 75% recut material we've seen, and carry a SRP of $24.95. Gimme a break.

Gord
 

Jeff Kleist

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The sheer dupicatedness of it is what's appalling: American Idol is fine, but do we also need the kid version and the new Star Search and all the rest?
Absolutely. AI is just a glorified karaoke contest full of mediocre talent. If my looks were sufficient to get past Simon I would crush them all. They lack any sort of stage presence whatsoever.

Now The Amazing Race is a fantastic show, it's become almost the anti-reality show. The critics and people who hate reality TV latch onto it because unlike the other stuff it's not a lab rat experiment(Big Brother) or "how long can you starve and get eaten by bugs before you annoy your friends long enough to get eliminated" (Survivor)
AR is a true contest. Travel skills, cultural knowlege, and general intelligence are much more important than stabbing your opponent in the back, and frankly you don't usually have time to do that anyway because you're to busy runnign to the next pit stop. I fear AR4 may be the last, and I really hope that the Reality Network (started by AR contestant Blake and winners Chris &Alex) will start putting out DVDs, which will include AR.
 

David Lambert

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AI is just a glorified karaoke contest full of mediocre talent.
Now I would disagree with that. But that's a discussion for another time.

Perhaps I just thought more of this year's contest (I have never seen any part of last year's) because of the Memphis singer that got so far. We were all rooting for her!
 

Chad E

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Gotta agree with you there! The networks are jamming all this garbage down our throats whether we want them or not. As far as I'm concerned, I reached my gagging threashold a long time ago....I just wish that most of them would just go away.
I share your wish, Joseph. But on the plus side, the glut of reality programming on the air today means that I spend less and less time watching network TV... and I therefore have much more time available to watch all the great TV-on-DVD sets that I've purchased!! :D
 

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