And now, another unanswerable question from a very confused guy who's just trying to make sense of it all from his perch up in the cheap seats.
Is there anything on the tube that's more fully detached from the real world than what we lamely refer to as reality television? The people on these shows bear no resemblance to anyone I've ever met. Their behavior is puerile at best and frightening at worst. A sizable proportion of the cast clearly suffers from some form of mental illness. And everyone looks like a CGI experiment gone horribly bad. These shows are so astonishingly unreal they make Petticoat Junction and Hogan's Heroes look like documentaries. So why the moniker?