Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Documenting Reality: The Glass House

I never thought I would be blogging about an American reality television show (even though reality TV is non-fiction and technically part of the documentary family).  However, I have just learned that I have personal connection to the upcoming reality TV show "The Glass House" (premiering on June 18 on ABC in America).

My cousin, Erica, has been chosen as one of the 14 contestants on the series premier.  I can't wait to hear all about the experience (from a documentary stand point, of course) after she is back.  

I have never found myself recommending a reality TV show, but Erica is hilarious, smart and beautiful so for those of you in the US, I have a feeling that this show is going to be good!

Erica on ABC's "The Glass House"

1 comment:

Daniel "Dax" Books said...

I have a few friends and associates who are involved in so called "Reality TV" programs. From an insider's source it is sadly not a documentary nor is it reality. Many of the situations and events in these so called "reality" programs are fabricated or the people are directed to saw things a certain way or to react in a particular manner. I was told that over 70% of the events and reactions filmed in these shows are predirected and that people have been made to reshoot their reactions in order to make it look more dramatic.

So called "reality" shows are about as real and about as close to a documentary as The Flintstones is a documentary of the Paleolithic era.