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I remember that show lol never watched it tho. It looked boring IMO

This thread being brought back up is perfect for a hot topic discussion: WTF are these producers trying to do or accomplish?

The Challenge, Survivor, Big Brother, Bachelor/ette, etc. are all on this same thing of basically creating ********; not bothering to take viewer suggestions & being cool with letting one person run the whole show (Johnny, Jeff Probst, etc.). Then they're doing the **** at the expense of losing viewers which they all seem to not give a **** about for some reason lmaooooo.

What exactly going on with these clowns in these offices/boardroom meetings? A lot of coke I'm sure is one of them.....I'm just trying to figure out what's the endgame. It's weird that all these companies just not giving a **** anymore lol

VH1 too because Mona has clearly said **** it all; fake storylines everywhere. Lol

 

Anyone remember the show pretty wild hahaha

Does anyone remember the BBC reality TV show Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands?  It's coming back after a 10-year hiatus.

It's basically a survivor like popularity contest/game with twenty-somethings. 

https://www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/tvfilm/shipwrecked-2019-everything-you-need-to-know-as-the-hit-reality-show-makes-a-comeback-a4050766.html

^Apparently the new season already aired in January/February. Looks interesting though, might check it out 

Idk if anyone watches Terrace House on Netflix, it's basically the Japanese version of the Real World. Anyway, I've been casually watching the "Boys and Girls in the City" season and it's been alright but I haven't been too invested. I found it a little boring. I would think, "Well maybe the Japanese just aren't as freaking dramatic as our trashy American selves". It's also weird how they're so hyper focused on dating. Like, Yuki and Mizuki basically left the show because they couldn't find a bf/gf, and the first thing they ask when meeting new roommates is who they're interested in. I was like, whatever, Japanese culture is just different, but I began watching it and I wanted to finish it out.

But 18 episodes in and this b itch NATSUMI moves in and I am obsessed. She is starting ALL the drama and it's giving me life. She isn't taking ANYBODY'S s hit and it's exactly what the show needed. I'm finally excited about the show and want to keep watching, not just finish it out of habit. I realized that it might not be that Japanese aren't as dramatic as us, but they've been casting too many chill people. For the guys, Makoto, Uchi, and Arman are some of the most chill people you could ever get and although Yuki had a little bit of drama at the beginning (and Uchi and Arman have their relationship drama with the girls), for the most part none of the guys are interested in engaging in any arguments. For the girls, Yuriko, freaking LOVED her but she was not getting into any fights she was so meek. Mizuki was irrelevant mostly, and Minori can be interesting sometimes (although I actually dislike her) but is afraid of stepping on anyone's toes (IMO they should've cast her sister over her from the scenes we've seen of her sister). And Arisa is lowkey shady af, but she's quiet and non-confrontational. So it's really that they've been casting people who want to avoid confrontation so it's been... boring. But Natsumi is not afraid to speak her mind and when she noticed Minori catching an attitude she was so quick to call her out and I was LIVING. I hope this b itch lasts until the end. She was making so many good points and she was definitely shaking up the house.

Idk if anyone even watches this show (I figure if anyone does they'd be on Vevmo lol) but I just had to express how much I'm glad to have a reason to get invested in this show now.

Love your depiction. I am definitely going to check out this show. 

I'm going to check that out myself.

It sounds mega intriguing. May check it out or at least put it in my queue to watch later! 

Does anyone remember the BBC reality TV show Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands?  It's coming back after a 10-year hiatus.

It's basically a survivor like popularity contest/game with twenty-somethings. 

https://www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/tvfilm/shipwrecked-2019-everything-you-need-to-know-as-the-hit-reality-show-makes-a-comeback-a4050766.html

Did this ever air in the US? Did you end up watching the new season? 

@ Bacchus/Graphik/Fab, just be prepared for it to be a little slower compared to American reality shows. The cinematography is GORGEOUS, though. Also, they have these weird scenes a few times an episode where there's a group of commentators who all like... talk about the show? It's really weird and I skip straight past those. But the house dynamics are very interesting and the people are generally intriguing even if they haven't been very confrontational, like I said.

Hmmm this sounds interesting. It’s probably better than the real world at this point lol

Hmmm this sounds interesting. It’s probably better than the real world at this point lol

Almost any other reality show is.

Hmmm this sounds interesting. It’s probably better than the real world at this point lol

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