Since I’m allergic to being the center of attention, I’m definitely not the type to be interested in participating in a reality show of any kind. I’d rather watch than be watched.
But come to think of it, what if our lives were one big reality show being watched to the amusement of people on some other planet? Would we live any differently? Maybe, for a while; but after some time, the self-consciousness would wane and we would act out our true selves.
Which of the shows would I feel less awkward? The only picture which comes to mind at the mention of a survival reality show is that of the Hunger Games. And as much as I enjoyed watching the first part, I don’t think I want to be in such a show no matter how much the reward is. I won’t last the first quarter of the first round. And knowing that there are thousands of people watching, criticizing, mocking and judging my actions wouldn’t make the challenge any motivating.
As for dating game shows, I haven’t really watched any of them so I have no idea how that goes. Whether it’s the type where a couple is in competition with another couple to answer questions and play charade and other stuff just so as to win something at the end or where a set of singles are asked questions and then paired with each other per assumed compatibility, it’s not really my cup of tea.
With the survival show, the name suggests that it would get to a point where one would have to do whatever it takes to survive; sometimes do things that ordinarily wouldn’t cross the mind. I am not that daring to take up such a challenge. I know myself and declare myself unfit for such a show.
As for the dating game show, as much as I’m not camera-comfy, if it is just answering questions with a partner, I’m sure I can endure an hour of that. If it the type where I’d be matched with a total stranger to ‘test the waters,’ then, I’m out.
Which show would you feel more comfortable featuring in? The survival one shot in the woods or the dating one in a studio where you’d have to smile throughout regardless of how awkward it might feel?
Are you the adventurous type who wouldn’t mind entering into some dangerous zones just for the thrill of it or are you the kind who loves to play charades and win challenges on TV? Let me know by sharing your thoughts.
© Josephine Amoako 2016