Last edited by Brian; 05-20-2013 at 11:00 AM.
I would hope Linda would be honest and candid in her book.She was with Elvis during a very strange time to say the least.She could really offer some insight to what made Elvis tick.I am guessing her book would tend to gloss over many things however.As much as I would want to read her book,the days of an Elvis book causing a stir are long gone.Outside the hardcore fan base most people are not eagerly awaiting her Elvis stories.Her book would have been a big deal many years ago when Elvis' private life was still of great interest.
Kardashians are nothing more than a public oddity, whos contributions to our society are purely comical and sad.
This generational fixation with reality shows that make stars out of people who are of dubious talent is a sad commentary on the state of the arts in our world.
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People like the Kardashians, or the brats on Jersey Shore or MTV's The Real World are non talented 15 minutes of fame attention seekers.
Pawn Stars is interesting for the items that are brought in-but the contrived interplay between the fathers and sons is obviously not all unscripted and Chumley is comic relief.
Hardcore Pawn is the same, my wife likes it I told her it showcases hostility and family dysfunction and most of all greed.
Its just not entertainment IMO its showcasing the oddities and quirks of people and highlighting their days.
I never liked Cops-nor Judge Judy etc.....its like our society wants to sit and enjoy the misery, pain and horror of life....as long as its happening to someone else.....its entertainment....not for me.
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I cannot stand the entire family in Hardcore Pawn, that is by far the worst offender out of all the shows listed above for scripted drama.
I also could never enjoy Judge Judy as I felt she was enjoying the attention on television too much lol...very full of herself that lady.
I can only handle a few of these court shows before I grow tired of them.
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What about car shows like Fast 'N Loud, Chasing Classic Cars, Counting Cars or Overhaulin'? These shows are very family oriented and are huge long lasting hits. People like to be educated while also being entertained. Why do you think there's a new found passion in restoring classic cars nowadays?
But if you don't like reality TV and find it "not entertaining" then I got news for you, it's replacing the old over dramatic scripted high priced shows that have been the norm for television for the past half century. I saw a news report on CNN just a while back that said within the next decade non-scripted reality TV will make up over 75% or more of all TV programming. It's much cheaper to produce and draws in more viewers.
Some of those shows are indeed somewhat scripted. Just in a different way. For instance, I found out through someone who I met that worked on a show called Love & Hip Hop out of Atlanta, (which is about urban people in the Hip Hop music industry) that they were told by producers to act all dramatic and get into fights a lot. It's all for big TV ratings. But, after the cameras are done filming, it sometimes carries over into real life. But she also said that it's not well rounded educated people who they pick for those types of shows. It's usually people seeking 15 minutes of fame who will do anything for a quick paycheck.
Oh, and reality stars are making nice salaries too. More than most of us will ever see.
There is very little "real" about reality TV.
Wasn't this thread about Linda Thompson?