I am a reality show junkie. I’ve watched all seasons of Survivor since it started in 2001 and would chart leaderboards of all the contestants standings in the early seasons of The Amazing Race. To this day, I hate Flo for being such a lousy partner to Zach in TAR Season 3 and I still have all of the luxury items of the Pagong and Tagi tribe memorized.
What drives reality shows are the strong personalities and interesting characters. Once you’ve invested in the characters, you start rooting for those you like and you just can’t wait to see those you love to hate fail miserably. Shows like these tend to suffer when the characters are plain boring. Continue reading