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2014-07-29 02:52:11 PM  
I cut the cord only to miss out on this stuff? Wonder if these series will ever show up on Netflix.
 
2014-07-29 03:37:13 PM  
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2014-07-29 04:00:18 PM  
So, blurred porn is now the rage again?

Makes you wonder why Playboy TV didn't just sell the rights to their scrambled channel.
 
2014-07-29 04:06:02 PM  
"The secret sauce of our show is not the fact that they're naked," said Denise Contis, West Coast head of production and development at Discovery. "I think it's the storytelling, the cast and a survival experience that's authentic."

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2014-07-29 04:09:09 PM  

moothemagiccow: "The secret sauce of our show is not the fact that they're naked," said Denise Contis, West Coast head of production and development at Discovery. "I think it's the storytelling, the cast and a survival experience that's authentic."


To be fair, I have to agree with him that the naked thing is that big a draw because I refuse to believe in this day and age of Internet porn, there are still people who would watch a TV show to get off on blurred naked people pretending to survive on an island or in a desert or whatever the fark they're pretending to do for these reality shows.
 
2014-07-29 04:11:19 PM  

moothemagiccow: "The secret sauce of our show is not the fact that they're naked," said Denise Contis, West Coast head of production and development at Discovery. "I think it's the storytelling, the cast and a survival experience that's authentic."


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2014-07-29 04:18:35 PM  

moothemagiccow: authentic


probably more authentic than some of those other survival shows.  no shoes for your feet.  no jacket for the cold.  no protection from the sun.  life is a lot less comfortable without clothes.
 
2014-07-29 04:19:03 PM  
Ehhh.. maybe I'm jaded, but I need to see hardcore full penetration to be titillated. Otherwise it's just a bunch of naked people and who really gets turned on by that?
 
2014-07-29 04:24:01 PM  
Pawnography is a terrible terrible game show.
 
2014-07-29 04:25:29 PM  

nmrsnr: So, blurred porn is now the rage again?

Makes you wonder why Playboy TV didn't just sell the rights to their scrambled channel.


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2014-07-29 04:25:56 PM  
anyone else remember Dog Eat Dog?
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2014-07-29 04:26:46 PM  
Ive seen the commercials and dont get the appeal at all they just seem like annoying reality shows sans clothing. Now back in the day pre internet I would have watched and fapped as a kid, but kids today have so many other better ways to get unblurred porn.
 
2014-07-29 04:26:56 PM  

SlothB77: moothemagiccow: authentic

probably more authentic than some of those other survival shows.  no shoes for your feet.  no jacket for the cold.  no protection from the sun.  life is a lot less comfortable without clothes.


Yeah and no camera crew six feet away at all times.
 
2014-07-29 04:32:16 PM  
I'm going home and I plan on watching something with either 'Naked' or 'Wars' in the title.
 
2014-07-29 04:33:26 PM  

Jack Lambert's Missing Teeth: moothemagiccow: "The secret sauce of our show is not the fact that they're naked," said Denise Contis, West Coast head of production and development at Discovery. "I think it's the storytelling, the cast and a survival experience that's authentic."

To be fair, I have to agree with him that the naked thing is that big a draw because I refuse to believe in this day and age of Internet porn, there are still people who would watch a TV show to get off on blurred naked people pretending to survive on an island or in a desert or whatever the fark they're pretending to do for these reality shows.


There's nothing sexier than a bad sunburn and a full body case of poison ivy.
 
2014-07-29 04:36:11 PM  
PSA: don't GIS for "Seinfeld bad naked" at work.
 
2014-07-29 04:37:54 PM  

skyotter: anyone else remember Dog Eat Dog?
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Yup, and there was Strip Poker, too:

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2014-07-29 04:42:17 PM  

nmrsnr: skyotter: anyone else remember Dog Eat Dog?
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Yup, and there was Strip Poker, too:

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Did that show go tits up?  It was awesome, but I haven't seen it in years.
 
2014-07-29 04:44:10 PM  

minoridiot: I'm going home and I plan on watching something with either 'Naked' or 'Wars' in the title.


Naked Wars would be an odd show.

Annoucer: Look at that Chuck he got speared from behind!

Chuck: Ill say that looks like he wont walk right for a week. Lets see it again in slow motion!
 
2014-07-29 04:47:44 PM  
I actually watched the dating naked show the other day out of boredom and honestly, the show seems to have nothing to do with them being naked.  It's definitely not a sexy show at all.  There are just 6 people that get put together at a tropical location and go out on staged dates with each other in the nude.  The only surprising part is that not everyone on the show has a perfect body.  The nudity thing seems to serve no purpose other than to provide a gimmick for the show.  Overall is a relatively boring show that probably won't last very long if they don't make it more interesting (and adding more gimmicks is not the answer).  Of course dating shows are just played out at this point anyway.
 
2014-07-29 04:47:59 PM  
The live results show must be hell for the control room.
 
2014-07-29 04:48:03 PM  
Still not worth watching the idiot box.
 
2014-07-29 04:49:48 PM  

moothemagiccow: SlothB77: moothemagiccow: authentic

probably more authentic than some of those other survival shows.  no shoes for your feet.  no jacket for the cold.  no protection from the sun.  life is a lot less comfortable without clothes.

Yeah and no camera crew six feet away at all times.


Nothing says "we are in real survival mode" more than a chubby key grip chowing down on a granola bar while he stares at your mud covered titties.
 
2014-07-29 04:58:01 PM  
I have a good friend who was a writer for years for a hugely popular "reality" series. He explained to me that ALL reality shows are complete fake crap either staged or edited or both. He says there are also groups of non-guild "actors" who work the reality show circuit.
 
2014-07-29 04:58:22 PM  

Wellon Dowd: nmrsnr: So, blurred porn is now the rage again?

Makes you wonder why Playboy TV didn't just sell the rights to their scrambled channel.

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The funny thing is, when I finally got a descrambler, I realized some of those chicks were better off left to the imagination.
 
2014-07-29 04:59:29 PM  
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2014-07-29 05:00:12 PM  
Bring back THE FATCHELOR!
 
2014-07-29 05:03:33 PM  
I watch naked and afraid just to see the tough guy break down into a whiny biatch.
 
2014-07-29 05:06:19 PM  
Sounds great! Anyone want to see my bulge of a hernia? My pasty white ass? No? Didn't think so.

/more bullshiat. Hell, reddit IS getting better.................
 
2014-07-29 05:10:50 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: PSA: don't GIS for "Seinfeld bad naked" at work.


Ditto for "ex men" (Damn you autocorrect!  That was NOT the kind of Wolverine I was looking for!  NTTAWTT, mind you.)
 
2014-07-29 05:14:05 PM  
How about a show called "Clothed and interesting?"
 
2014-07-29 05:14:06 PM  
I would love to see Naked Survivor: Sonoran Desert Boogaloo.

"Honey, quick, go get two sticks and pry this cholla out of my butt crack."
 
2014-07-29 05:21:25 PM  

tzzhc4: I have a good friend who was a writer for years for a hugely popular "reality" series. He explained to me that ALL reality shows are complete fake crap either staged or edited or both. He says there are also groups of non-guild "actors" who work the reality show circuit.


You need a guy on the inside for that information?
 
2014-07-29 05:22:14 PM  
I just discovered naked and afraid a few weeks ago, watched a marathon the day the new season premiered (I have an infant and a toddler; so much I'm somewhat tethered to the house, but can't do anything productive, lest I be constantly interrupted). The nudity is part of what makes the show interesting, but not in a sexual way at all, though it is funny to see the first awkward moments of the strangers meeting each other "for the first time." Yes, you can tell the show is somewhat fake (they seem to magically coordinate on which one item each of them will bring; I think they get their hair done every day), but it's still interesting.
 
2014-07-29 05:23:17 PM  

tzzhc4: I have a good friend who was a writer for years for a hugely popular "reality" series. He explained to me that ALL reality shows are complete fake crap either staged or edited or both. He says there are also groups of non-guild "actors" who work the reality show circuit.


Survivor caught hell one year because their "contestants" were pretty much all actors.
 
2014-07-29 05:31:07 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: tzzhc4: I have a good friend who was a writer for years for a hugely popular "reality" series. He explained to me that ALL reality shows are complete fake crap either staged or edited or both. He says there are also groups of non-guild "actors" who work the reality show circuit.

Survivor caught hell one year because their "contestants" were pretty much all actors.


Reality shows exist because the writer strike forced producers to come up with a way to create shows that didn't have a script. The secret sauce is that you can have a bunch of people basically improve shiat together (with carefully contrived situations to limit the scope of the improve) and then edit it all into a narrative.

This entirely cuts writers out of the equation and means that the value of actors goes way down, too. Bad acting is actually a benefit since it seems more like something that's unscripted. But the editing is the key, which is why the writers guild attempted to get editors into their guild. Their argument was that the creation of a narrative in editing was equivalent to writing a script. Nothing came of it.

So, basically, the writer's guide said, "Hey, what can you do without us?" and all of the producers said, "Challenge accepted!", and the rest is dismal history.
 
2014-07-29 05:32:04 PM  
FOX turned into a hardcore sex channel so gradually, I didn't even notice.
 
2014-07-29 05:36:38 PM  
Hmm, I think I would classify people who tune in to be titillated by non-sexual blurred-out nudity as even bigger losers than bronies fapping to cartoon ponies.
 
2014-07-29 05:38:58 PM  
The only one I have seen is Nekid and Afraid, and I think I would like it equally as well if they had clothes on.
 
2014-07-29 05:45:25 PM  
Blind Date had better nekkid dating, even blurred.

/own the uncensored DVDs
 
2014-07-29 05:51:55 PM  

groppet: Ive seen the commercials and dont get the appeal at all they just seem like annoying reality shows sans clothing. Now back in the day pre internet I would have watched and fapped as a kid, but kids today have so many other better ways to get unblurred porn.


I hate Kiss, and especially 80's Kiss, but I can recall the video for Uh! All Night shot for shot. This video was one of the first things I ever recorded on a VCR. And then I wore the tape out.
Video Bonus ancient twerking at 0:48.
 
2014-07-29 05:58:32 PM  
I have no comment, so I'l just leave this here:

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2014-07-29 06:09:46 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: tzzhc4: I have a good friend who was a writer for years for a hugely popular "reality" series. He explained to me that ALL reality shows are complete fake crap either staged or edited or both. He says there are also groups of non-guild "actors" who work the reality show circuit.

Survivor caught hell one year because their "contestants" were pretty much all actors.

Reality shows exist because the writer strike forced producers to come up with a way to create shows that didn't have a script. The secret sauce is that you can have a bunch of people basically improve shiat together (with carefully contrived situations to limit the scope of the improve) and then edit it all into a narrative.

This entirely cuts writers out of the equation and means that the value of actors goes way down, too. Bad acting is actually a benefit since it seems more like something that's unscripted. But the editing is the key, which is why the writers guild attempted to get editors into their guild. Their argument was that the creation of a narrative in editing was equivalent to writing a script. Nothing came of it.

So, basically, the writer's guide said, "Hey, what can you do without us?" and all of the producers said, "Challenge accepted!", and the rest is dismal history.


I think you're right for the most part; however, IIRC, the writer's strike you're referring to was well after the debut of The Real World and probably some other "reality" shows. However, I'm sure you're correct about the explosion in their production in the 00's, beginning with Survivor, I believe.
 
2014-07-29 06:12:31 PM  
Blurred body parts?? We're turning Japanese!
 
2014-07-29 06:17:23 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: tzzhc4: I have a good friend who was a writer for years for a hugely popular "reality" series. He explained to me that ALL reality shows are complete fake crap either staged or edited or both. He says there are also groups of non-guild "actors" who work the reality show circuit.

Survivor caught hell one year because their "contestants" were pretty much all actors.

Reality shows exist because the writer strike forced producers to come up with a way to create shows that didn't have a script. The secret sauce is that you can have a bunch of people basically improve shiat together (with carefully contrived situations to limit the scope of the improve) and then edit it all into a narrative.

This entirely cuts writers out of the equation and means that the value of actors goes way down, too. Bad acting is actually a benefit since it seems more like something that's unscripted. But the editing is the key, which is why the writers guild attempted to get editors into their guild. Their argument was that the creation of a narrative in editing was equivalent to writing a script. Nothing came of it.

So, basically, the writer's guide said, "Hey, what can you do without us?" and all of the producers said, "Challenge accepted!", and the rest is dismal history.



Upon further review, the timeline doesn't support this argument. It makes plenty of sense, but doesn't appear to be accurate. I think reality television exists because someone tried it and it became popular and others copied and have had success and because it's really cheap to produce for the reason you mentioned above as well as because they don't have to pay top acting talent.
 
2014-07-29 06:22:12 PM  
tzzhc4: ... there are also groups of non-guild "actors" who work the reality show circuit.

and game shows and anywhere else they might be able to get their 15 minutes' worth of fame.

also in costume beating up people in Times Square and in Hollywood (L.A.), right/
 
2014-07-29 06:33:02 PM  
Waiting for XXX gameshow during primetime on the Big 4 channels... "Ow, My Balls!" is SO tame.
 
2014-07-29 07:05:48 PM  
*scratches head*

*turns on Embarrassing Bodies*
 
2014-07-29 07:15:34 PM  

tzzhc4: I have a good friend who was a writer for years for a hugely popular "reality" series. He explained to me that ALL reality shows are complete fake crap either staged or edited or both. He says there are also groups of non-guild "actors" who work the reality show circuit.


But Amish Mafia is real, right??

/what the hell happened to Discovery....
 
2014-07-29 07:18:09 PM  
Meh. The show I saw, the blurred areas were so large it would have been more revealing and sexier if the woman was in a t-shirt and jeans.
 
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