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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, Aug 14, 2012.
Is that someone that most people would recognize?
I figured Garman would be playing himself, as the host.
I'll give it a go. I thought the first one was pretty good. Hopefully they can find someone who hasn't already seen the original and knows the premise.
I'll be watching. The thing about this show that made it great was the one actual contestant, Matt. He was so likeable that even though we knew it was fake you just could not help wanting to watch him handle things his way and succeed.
I was just thinking about this show the other day (someone posted here in a different thread about giving a pearl necklace as a bridesmaid gift).
So glad to hear it is coming back.
Hmmm. Since that show aired the first time, I've given up on "real" reality shows completely. Might still have to watch this one.
On Twitter, Rhett has said that he isn't Executive Producer.
So sounds like it's a different production company and different people behind it than the original.
Somewhat less excited now.
I wonder if unbeliever is a bit like myself. I have an overactive empathy center - I'm *extremely* uncomfortable watching anything where the "victim" is being laughed at, or is generally not in on the joke.
Basically, I would *never* want to be on a show like this, so I'm uncomfortable watching anyone else on it. I don't care how "good natured" you claim the show is. In the end, you have an unsuspecting individual being the brunt of one giant joke.
So, you feel the same about Candid Camera as well?
Until today I hadn't heard of anyone who disliked Candid Camera for that reason. But then again, it's not like I'm going around questioning people about it!
Yes. I'm embarrassed on behalf of the victim -- even if they may not be.
Call it a side-effect of being the brunt of considerable ridicule, much of it behind my back, throughout my childhood/young adult life.
One of the reasons I came away loving the original season of this show is because of how well they treated Matt in the end, and how he took it. Oh, plus Kristen Wiig!
Yeah, but there's a whole season before that point that I wouldn't want to watch.
Per the JS2 FB page, previous EPs gave their blessings for a JS3 and stopped by the set at one point.
Hm. I'll give it a chance. But I'm sad.
I actually agree with you in SOME situations -- like crank call shows (radio or TV), and when Letterman used to have Rupert go out and act like a crazy man and bug people..
But in this circumstance & things like Candid Camera, it's amusing.
Guess you also didn't watch/like "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss".
If he plays himself, mightn't the victim recognize him and guess that it's fake?
Pretty big risk to take, unless the victim is in on it too.