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Spike TV almost got me..or..Is anybody watching World's Worst Tenants?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Yeah but I'm not even sure that's even true. I think much of it is straight up scripted. Not from actual events.
  2. sharkster

    sharkster Active Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    At least they do that on the many true crime shows I watch on the ID channel. I agree that it s/b a requirement.
  3. pmyers

    pmyers New Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    Yeah...I'm a HUGE Duck Dynasty fan but for some reason I give that show a pass. I don't think they are really trying to present themselves as a reality show. Maybe it's just because I find them so likeable, but I'm ok with the "manufactured" aspect of the show.
  4. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I think the one about the Alaskan taxadermists was OK. Also Dream Cars and Monster Men were OK. I suspect there were fake parts in them but not too bad. Even the one with Sarah Palin was not too bad. The worst ones are the totally scripted ones.
  5. pmyers

    pmyers New Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
  6. TimViper

    TimViper New Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Isn't a dead give away with shows like these if the "crazy" people on it don't have their faces blurred out? If someone came in your home and you're rolling around in your own feces or whatever and then you start screaming and get thrown to the floor, would you really approve your face being used on the show?
  7. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Not really.. Except for LONG ago, when Bunnell was on it (or was that on his post "Cops" "Cops" ripoff show?), I don't think there have been allegations that Cops was faked.... and PLENTY of them (the vast majority of what they show) sign releases.
  8. sg525

    sg525 New Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    I have to say that this show almost tricked me also until the episode with the guy stuck in the bathtub. As an EMT in Los Angeles I am very familiar with LAFD personnel, vehicles, and response algorithms and as soon as the "paramedics" arrived I knew it was fake. Here's what I observed:

    • LAFD uniforms are dark navy, not white
    • LAFD personnel do not have generic "Paramedic" patches on their uniforms, but rather have official LAFD patches
    • LAFD would send a fire engine along with the ambulance for a call of this nature
    • LAFD uses Ferno stretchers, not Stryker stretchers as shown in this episode
    • LAFD uniforms include badges
    • It would have taken more than 2 "paramedics" to remove this patient from the tub

    Honestly, I was willing to give the show a pass despite all of this as I rationalized with myself that they must have reenacted this because finding a person who has been stuck in a tub for several days would have been maybe a little too much to show for TV.

    That, of course, made me suspicious about other episodes and when I saw the "police" and the way they behaved I knew it was fake. For instance, in the episode with the "peeping Tom," LAPD would not have rushed two officers to the door at gunpoint when presumably they had been called only for a fight with no reports of weapons and information that the suspect had been placed under citizens arrest. Also, LAPD usually sends more than one car for lots of the types of cases that caused them to call 911.

    Then there was the episode with the horse that supposedly had not been let out of a small room in months. The horse just looked too healthy to be abused/neglected.

    I needn't continue.

    The truth is, had they just put up the normal disclaimer at the beginning of the show saying that these were reenactments of actual events I'd still watch it. It's definitely entertaining and the acting is actually quite good for a reality show of this sort. It's a shame they felt it necessary to mislead the public, they had a good thing going.
  9. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Any idea if this show will be picked up for a 2nd season? I know its fake as all get out but still entertaining.
  10. locadora

    locadora New Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    1- I feel very stupid for having spent 2 hours watching this show without realizing it's fake. Even though the scenarios were too good to be true (japanese guy with bloody knife, doctor with no license escaping through a window, "terrorists" shooting assault rifles)

    2- Why do they blur the faces of only a few people if everyone is an actor if not to deliberately confuse people as to the "realness" of the show? That's one thing that i find most insulting with this show
  11. okeefe58

    okeefe58 New Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    Pretty obvious "World's Worst Tenants" is fake, but Black Gold? If it is ok, But the fight between Tank and Cheston DEFINITELY wasn't. I've been in enough fights and seen enough to know that wasn't fake - You can see the actual fist contact and tank snoring? That really happens when somebodies knocked out on their back cause their tongue's hitting the back of their throat (some people die from not being able to breath just like this if they're not turned on their side or wake up first) In the next episodes it's obvious Tank is effed up with knots on his head/face lmao. The fights on you tube if anyone wants to watch it in detail - "Black Gold (Tank Vs Cheston full fight wow.knocks him out"
  12. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    My buddy does property management, checking and securing foreclosed properties.

    He has better stories.

    "I threw dem out. Dey don't respect the property." OK, so how is it that you think that YOU can live here?

    There are clothes hanging under the hole in the roof so the rain will wash them.
  13. notritetv

    notritetv New Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I agree that this show is a fake, watched it last night it was about a landlord whos son was the on site manager and there was an elderl lady who did not pay her rent, then the show on right after that was urban tarzan and guess what that same elderly lady was on that show as well only she lived in a house and not an apartment complex. The tv people should watch what they put on back to back if they want people to think the shows are real.
  14. BigNate

    BigNate New Member

    Apr 5, 2013
    World worst tenants is 100% Confirmed fake! Blood relatives on the ID channel had the same actor from the episode Too Hot Hot Tub. The older dude with dark hair that torches the hot tub after a party and wants his deposit back, same guy as William Kind on Blood relatives on ID channel. The episode was called flesh and blood.

    You guys are looking at guns? How about the fight scenes that are the same thing every time? They go after Todd with some sissy fight style and Todd puts them in a arm bar in 2.5 seconds and they put up zero fight and never land a hit on Todd
  15. 10wrp16

    10wrp16 New Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Come on folks... as a reality tv editor, anyone that thinks 99% of reality tv is real isn't very intelligent. Even fully "real" shows are well scripted and coached.
  16. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    Weird that for three posts in a row there were three brand new accounts posting to this thread and for each it's their only post.

    Anyway, not a secret that the show is fake. At the end of the show there is a disclaimer that says "The previous stories were inspired by real cases, investigations or events. Certain names, locations and elements have been fictionalized."
  17. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Fake as it is, I am entertained so I continue to watch! It's a fun distraction.
  18. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

    Jan 18, 2008
    Season 2 is even worse. They don't care anymore to keep it looking even semi-real. And yes, the should state "based on actual events", but maybe they can't, since it is not based on anything real.:thumbsdown:
  19. TVgod

    TVgod New Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    The worst show ever. Worse than Operation Repo. Not based on actual events. That isn't how evictions go down in any state if someone did what this guy, Todd, does in the show he'd go to jail. you can't evict someone without a court order and then the law, most likely a sheriff's deputy, comes and does it. Basically it's a show for idiots
  20. Shaunnick

    Shaunnick Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    What is up with all the single digit posters in this thread?


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