Much as I enjoy watching Reality TV gameshows, I must admit the current line-up of such programmes have certainly begun to lose its flavor when they first started or are just void of imagination or ideas anymore to hook the viewers.
I realised many shows that I used to faithfully follow in the past are just not worth watching anymore. And the NEWer shows are well, just not up to the mark.
I wonder if it is because these so-called ‘reality’ TV gameshows are seemingly lacking its sense of erm, reality? Or has the world or country that we live in become so much more exciting and REAL compared to the surreal life on the idiot box?
Just like the Star Trek franchise was given a much-needed reboot last year in the spectacular hands of JJ Abrams, I would like to offer the following suggestions on how TV producers could reboot or reset existing Reality TV gameshows to lure back its viewers:
“You’re Fired!” became an exciting buzzword when this Donald Trump production first aired. Since then, the challenges and drama hasВ dissipated and I think the show hit an all-time low when even celebrities started to join in. Sigh. This show could be rebooted with the introduction of fresh working life challenges, likeВ В selling fighter plane jet engines to the highest bidder. Added challenge thrown in is to find the engines first..
Who even remembers the winners of the last season?!! Although this trek around the world race is still interesting to watch (especially to see places around the world), I felt their challenges could be made more difficult and exciting when they come to KL again. For example, the ‘Roadblock’ challenge could literally mean one over here…giving ample time for the last placed teams to catch up. Or design a task for them to discover an item in Putrajaya following only roadsigns, and to make their way out again.
I haven’t been following this show for many seasons already but I know they have introduced this funny thing called Immunity Idol, which allows the participant to be saved from being voted out. Cool concept at first but rather boring already. How about introducing an Appeal Idol, which would allow any participant that has just been voted out but happy with the decision, to bring it out and appeal for another decision. The jury could then take a couple of months to assess and consider the appeal…
How do we make this singing competition more interesting? How about having a Controversial Song Week? We have some notable songs from our very own Namewee. or how about adding a Creative Dubbing section. Malaysia seems to have many of these people who have nothing else better to do in abundance…
Last Comic Standing
With the amount of ridiculous comments seen in our papers and media these past couple of weeks, wouldn’t it be good for everyone if all of these jokes were televised for all to see by having a special version of Last Comic Standing for our politicians? Imagine the volume of good jokes that would be collected at the end of this season’s show? Whoa..
Beauty and the Geek
With the advancements of technology, it is only normal that some of our politicians may not have time or even believes in such technology, like gadgets, social networking sites, etc. I caught one such episode from Beauty and the Geek where the so-called Geeks would show the Beauties how those gadgets work. В So I thought wouldn’t it be helpful for us to ensure our politicians are not kept so ancient by putting them in this gameshow, replacing the Beauties instead. Over one season of technological tutorials, our politicians should be able to keep up-to-date in the information superhighway and future technologies….and could finally do away with smoke signals to communicate…
After watching a few episodes of this physical challenging gameshow, it can get a little dull as we noticed the obstacles are the same, week after week! Sigh. How about shooting the show in Malaysia, where we have natural obstacles that can be as real as they get – bridges that can give way anytime, roof structures that can collapse anytime and color-coordinated human rally obstacles…
Hmmm…am just being wishful thinking, or do I actually get to see these shows live everyday?