Here is a random of the Reality shows running over the last few years.
See if you know what is the common denominator to all of them...
The Bachelor, The Anna Nicole Show, The Osbournes, American Idol, American Juniors, Bachelorettes in Alaska, Banzai, The Billionaire, Boot Camp, Celebrity Boxing, The Complex, Forever Eden, Hells Kitchen, Ivana Young Man, Joe Millionaire, My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss, My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, Nanny 911, The Next Great Champ, Paradise Hotel, Playing it Straight, The Princes of Malibu, Renovate My Family, Search for a Centerfold, Simple Life, So You Think You Can Dance, The Swan, Temptation Island, Trading Spouses, Who's Your Daddy? , Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire, 8th and Ocean, The Andy Milonakis Show, The Ashlee Simpson Show, The Assistant, Battle for Ozzfest, Battle of the Sexes, Fraternity Life, The Gauntlet, The Inferno, I Want a Famous Face, Laguna Beach, Made, Making the Band, Meet the Barkers, Miss Seventeen, My Super Sweet 16, Newlyweds, Pimp My Ride, PoweR Girls, Punk'd, Real World, Runs House, Road Rules, Score, Sorority Life, Surf Girls, 'Til Death Us Do Part, Trailer Fabulous, Trippin, Who's Got Game? , Wild n Out, WWE Tough Enough, You've Got a Friend, Beauty and the Geek, Big Man on Campus, Celebrity Look Alike Dating Elimidate, High School Reunion, North Shore, Popstars, The Starlet, Studio 7, Superstar USA, American High, Colonial House, Cooking Under Fire, Frontier House, Manor House, Texas Ranch House, Battle of the Network, Reality Stars, Being Bobby Brown, Blow Out, Newlyweds, Hit Me Baby One More Time, Strictly Dance Fever, Football Icon, Knight School, Celebrity Wrestling, Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver, Hell's Kitchen, Celebrity Stitch Up, The Girls Next Door, The Simple Life: Interns, Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, Hogan Knows Best, Tommy Lee Goes to College, Filthy Rich - Cattle Drive, Fat Actress, Extreme Celebrity Detox, The Monastery, Three Wishes, Trust Me - I’m A Holiday Rep, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl ,Commando VIP, Celebrity Love Island, Playing It Straight, MTV's The 70's House, Stranded: With Cash Peters, An American Family, The Real World, COPS, America's Most Wanted, Big Brother, Simplelife, The Apprentice, Are You Hot? , The Bachelorette, The Benefactor, Boss Swap, Brat Camp, Dancing With the Stars, Extreme Makeover, Hooking Up, How'd They Do That, The Family, The Mole, My Kind of Town, Play for a Billion, The Scholar, Supernanny, Wife Swap, The Ultimate Love Test, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Amazing Race, American Fighter Pilot, Big Brother, Cupid, The Cut, Fire Me Please, Rock Star INXS, Survivor, Wickedly Perfect, $25 Million Dollar Hoax, The Apprentice Martha Stewart, Average Joe, The Biggest Loser, The Contender, Crime & Punishment, Dog Eat Dog , Fear Factor, For Love or Money, Hit Me Baby One More Time, I Want to be a Hilton, Last Comic Standing Search, Meet Mr. Mom, Meet My Folks, Perfect Partners, Marry My Dad, Most Talented Kid Search, Sports Illustrated Search, Spy TV, Starting Over, Three Wishes, Tommy Lee Goes to College, Treasure Hunters, Weakest Link, Faking It, Miami Ink, Trading Spaces, What Not to Wear, Amish in the City, Britney and Kevin, Manhunt, America's Next Top Model, The Missy Elliot Project, R U The Girl, The Club, I Hate My Job, Invasion Iowa, Joe Schmo, Pros vs Joes, Super Agent, Ultimate Fighter, Bands on the Run, Breaking Bonaduce, BSTV, But Can They Sing, Celebrity Fit Club, Gene Simmons, Rock School, Hogan Knows Best, In Search of the Partridge Family, Kept, My Fair Brady, Strange Love, Strip Search, Surreal Life, The Entertainer, Kill Reality, Boy Meets Boy, Celebrity Poker, The Daily News, Hidden Howie, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, The Law Firm, Long Way Round, Manhunt, Project Greenlight, Project Runway, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, The Real Housewives, Situation: Comedy, Sports Kids Moms and Dads, The Top Chef, Caesars 24/7, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Family Plots, Growing Up Gotti, House of Dreams, Inked, Knievel's Wild Ride, American Candidate, Freshman, Diaries, Australian Idol, Canadian Idol, Back to Reality, Britain's Next Top Model, Celebrity Love Island, Celebrity Shark Bait, Celebrity Wrestling, Cupid, The Experiment, Fame Academy, Hells Kitchen, Hit Me Baby One More Time, I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here, Make Me a Supermodel, Making the Cut, Pop Idol, Strictly Come Dancing, The Farm, There's Something About Miriam, Wife Swap, The X Factor....
I'm sorry for all the ones I left out
So, what is the common denominator to all of them?
Some of them are funny, some are good, some deal with real issues.
Some revolve around money, some around dating, some around twisted families.
Some with rich children or babes, some with finding a job, some of loosing it.
I'll tell you what I think...
All these reality shows don't deal with real life.
They don't show the homeless, the little problems we have in our everyday life, the don't show the starving, the old.
And why should they?
There is no rating in that. Who wants to see that?
Do we realy want to sit at home after a long day at work, and see the homeless trying to get by? see the old wrinckle?
Do we want to see shows dealing with such "everyday" issues with no action, no dilema we can relate to?
It seems that the answer is no. We don't want to see it.
Sad, but that is reality.
Thank god I'm not a TV station, and I don't care too much for rating.
So, let me introduce my reality show.
Florentin street, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Living on a bench, sharing a friendly street dog, just trying to get by.
I call it life
. How would you call it?
I've asked for their premission, and they were very noble about it (just never stopped looking at the camera...)
I've spent long minuted lying on the boardwalk (I wanted the low angle to get a sort of strait forward feeling) shooting them, hoping to get a shot when they stop noticing me, when I could become a part of their reality. I was lucky with the dog too
This is different style than my usuall one, but different concepts need different approach.
Please, FULL VIEW
I hope you feel it.