Follow the Puck

“After a failed attempt in Season 5 to force the housemates to start a terrible business together in Miami, the series finally settled upon its formula, and the subsequent formula for every ‘successful’ reality-television ‘character’ since, in Boston in 1997: Trauma equals drama. Or, more accurately: trauma plus sudden fame equals pain as a spectator sport, equals successful, cheaply produced television.” The true story of the exact moment in the mid-Nineties when reality television morphed from its best self to its worst. (Who knew the rest of America would follow…)

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