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1,991 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by miss_depp

Is `reality television` an oxymoron?


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16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 8/8/05 - 4:19:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. A very wierd oxymoron but one nonetheless.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 8/8/05 - 4:23:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely. None of the series have anything remotely realistic about it.

"Oh hey! How about we get together 12 people from different backgrounds, put them on an island where they compete for a sought after job, and if they don't lose enough weight, they get thrown into a pit of tarantulas for 5 minutes! It'll be just like real life!"

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 8/11/05 - 3:06:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
to be a true oxymoron I believe the words should contradict themselves. You COULD film a guy going to work everyday and going about his own business so the phrase is not an oxymoron.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 8/11/05 - 1:01:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
thank you glenn.
its more false advertising.

hence, this question sucks.

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 8/12/05 - 9:24:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you look up the words "reality" and "televison" in the dictionary, I'm sure you will find that they far from contradict.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 8/19/05 - 4:42:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeah they are all morons lol
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/24/05 - 6:15:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
They are getting so out of hand. They all suck now!!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 2/16/06 - 4:06:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
It sure is!
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 4/29/06 - 11:51:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, but it sure is stupid. I hate it. I purposely try to *avoid* reality, and TV showing reality shows is NOT helping me.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 8:49:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, and so am I! Haha!
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 8:52:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, not really.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 8:59:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's not just reality tv. We know that ALL media is filtered through people who decide what we should know, it's not fair that only *reality tv* gets the nod for the oxymoron.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 8/6/06 - 12:03:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, the "moron" part is right on.
15 yrs ago - Tuesday 10/17/06 - 3:58:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course it's not an oxymoron... wtf? Common sense...?!

I get what you're trying to say, but you worded it completely wrong.

14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 11/23/06 - 12:34:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yea it seems that way.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 12/8/06 - 1:34:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
The Kurgan says "reality television" is just moronic.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 12/8/06 - 9:45:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes!



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