If you've ever watched reality television, you might be curious about what goes on behind the scenes. Often, you may think that what's going on is not "reality" or unscripted at all, but contrived by the show's producers.
Luckily, inquisitive Reddit users thought the same thing, and started a thread on Ask Reddit, a group where one can ask a question to Reddit at large and receive answers from others. This thread in particular called out to people on reality TV to ask: what's fake and what's real?
The highest comment has to do with "sob stories," a common trope on reality shows. It seems that every contestant has one-- but this Reddit user claims that producers draw it out of them:
Fans of the show Pawn Stars might be upset to learn that not everything is spontaneous:
Others, like Shark Tank, seem to be more "real." While the show highlights previous deals made, this user also proves that actual money is on the line:
A former reality television employee argues that while some shows are more contrived than others, no show is completely unscripted:
A user who was on a baking reality show agreed:
Unfortunately, the consensus seemed to prove most people's speculations true: no matter what, reality shows are at least a bit scripted. No one is complete "reality." While this is disappointing, it won't likely deter us from watching.
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