Yes, it's mostly 'here's somebody's job' reality TV. To make matters worse, they script so much of 'reality TV' that it's not reality to begin with. I think if I was a higher-up in the world of TV, my motto would be that if we have to script 'reality TV', chances are it's not that interesting to begin with.
It does pain me because there are some really good reality shows out there like Pawn Stars and Storage Wars, but they keep scripting them as well. Those shows were interesting because they delved into so many different things that you never quite knew about. They were like the equivalent of taking Social Studies in school. But, they can't help but script them to death and they really lose their luster.
Probably what bums me out the most is how bad late-night and super-late night TV has become. When I was growing up I loved late-night and super-late night TV because that's when you had creative minds that were really taking chances on TV. Now it's become diluted with late night talk shows and informercials.
The integrity of the Dallas Sports Media can be summed up in this quote 'I've gotta be the bad guy on CBS11 and my radio job on ESPN. I don't have to be the bad guy here.'
- Steve Dennis
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