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Reality TV competitions – real or contrived

OPINION: Popular TV today is dominated by reality programmes and I guess that mirrors to some extent the rise and rise of social media like Facebook, snapchat and so on. It is still possible to find good quality comedy and drama but it is a shrinking proportion of the total.

From the TV companies point of view reality TV is great because it is cheap to make and easy to script – in many cases the programmes almost script themselves.