“Reality Television” Top Chef ~ Is Real Drama So Hard To Find ?

January 18, 2011

Producing “reality television” is a matter of economics.

Such programs in general cost a fraction of the budgets required for situation comedies and dramas.

One doesn’t need a calculator to see how the savings add up quickly:

the sets are cheaper, there are fewer paid actors and writers,

camera crews are smaller and use cheaper equipment.

Programs such as Top Chef are more than simply cheap pseudo-dramas.

In their fashion,

they help to perpetuate ideas about life and human nature held by the people at the top of the heap in America.

According to their self-serving conceptions,

only the most brazen and self-centered people can achieve success;

everyone else is so insignificant that they might as well be invisible.

Read the rest at AxisofLogic.com


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