#35 When Reality Imitates Life

A deep psychological analysis on the reality show craze. This was long overdue – a show that might finally put to rest ‘the rise and fall and rise again’ of reality shows as a thriving medium of human feelings in overdose mode. It simpler days – we might recall the The Miss America Pageant and MTV Real World as the earlier pioneers of this voyeurism, vocal overload and lost on Fantasy Island industry. 

Why are reality shows so popular? Do people really see themselves in these shows? Why does voyeurism seem to be a legitimate pastime? Why do we get pleasure in seeing other people’s lives being in turmoil?

Co-hosts Gayl Murphy and Erin Morgart, who both reside in Los Angeles, aka Hollywood Central have a huuuuge advantage over Malcolm – whose idea of a reality show is a trip down the yellow brick road in search of Dorothy. Brace yourself for this one, Mr Out Loud is in costume for this memory lane visit of ‘I need a life’…..

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