Recently, a redditor asked users, “If ethics were not a problem, what reality show would you love to see?” People quickly began coming up with some incredible answers. I need to see these happen in my lifetime.
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1/10. Reality show: Homeless guys get roofied, wake up next morning clean shaven and in a suit at an office job and the boss is asking for the report
2/10. Take two people, one that’s 100 pounds and one that’s 200 pounds. They have 30 days to get to the same weight. If they can get within one pound of each other at the end of the month then they win.
It’s called: “Meet Me in the Middle
3/10. A juiced up Survivor. 50 people per team, stranded on the same island. No games, just survival. 6 month time-frame, large cash prize for winning team, and no provisions or outside help/intervention. If some people can’t survive, they simply don’t.
Obviously it’s a volunteer event so I’d assume plenty of survivalists etc. would be signing up for it anyway. I want to see if, even with their knowledge of it being a game, things would ever come to outright war.
4/10. A Truman channel of like 20 different people all growing up in a Truman show lives showcasing various cultural influences and seeing how it affects their individual growth.
A sociologist dream, ethics nightmare.
5/10. 11 gay men and 1 straight man are locked in a house. The object for the gay men is to find out who isn’t gay. Once a week someone gets outvoted, until 2 are left, or the straight man is out. If the gays manage to outvote him, they win 1 million dollars. If the straight man is among the 2 last people in the house in the end, he wins 1 million dollars. Now here’s the twist: None of the men are actually gay, they just all think they are the one straight man.
Build a wall around a 10 mile by 10 mile piece of land. Build two medieval era castles on each side. Helicopter in a few thousand felons serving life sentences (preferably from different rival gangs). And then drop a bunch of medieval weaponry around.
Then drop a bunch of food in the middle.
7/10. An elimination reality competition where people compete to see who’s the best at a particular job, like Top Chef or Project Runway, only instead of being chefs or designers, they’re hardened criminals.
“For today’s starter challenge, you have to case and rob a convenience store. Whoever gets the most cash in the shortest time will get an advantage in the elimination round. Good luck, your 24 hours starts… now.
8/10. Lord of the Flies – toddler trouble edition
Get a bunch of toddlers together in a secluded place without any interference by adults whatsoever. (maybe some food/drinks dropped randomly if they can’t find it at first) See what kind of society they form, what kind of language/communication they create. What kind of ethical system they create. Added bonus: finally settle the nature/nurture debate once and for all.
Every week a group of orphans perform various, random tasks to impress a set of adoptive parents but only one kid gets chosen and the rest come back the following week to try with another set of parents.
10/10. Separate twins at birth and place them into different socioeconomic situations. One twin growing up on the Southside of Chicago, the other in Beverly Hills. We follow them as they grow up and see how where they started in life shaped who they become.