The day reality TV stop keeping it real..
By Demond A. Jackson
Date: April 27th, 2015 Time: 8:00pm
In every federal correctional institution across America inmates are scurrying around armed with bowls, cups and condiments ready for their weekly dose of Love & Hiphop. Sitting in a packed TV room, with some of the loudest and opinionated men on the compound, you could hear a needle fall all on cotton, as the TV screen reveals Jacqueline Hernandez walking with a sexy cinematic stride to the door of her and Stevie-J’s home. Once Stevie opens the door and the two meet and greet the scene instantly made me feel like I was watching one of those low budget porno’s. Now my first thought was Stevie-J and Jacqueline are a outrageous couple with a truly unpredictable relationship. Therefore I overlooked the way the scene came together, but next thing I know one of my favorite characters on the show “Rasheeda”, is having what is clearly a scripted conversations with Karli Red. Rasheeda is tell Karli about her husband having a secret office somewhere in Atlanta, therefore she needs Karli’s “Snoop Doggy Dogg” skills to help her find some info that will reveal where this spot is. Within a few minutes the two are looking in shoe box, suddenly the bad acting ass Karli Red, surprisingly stumbles across the rental agreement of a $3500 condo.
At this point the whole room is screaming comments, “Hell Naw!” “That’s some scripted B–l _h$t!” “Man…they’ve done messed the whole show up!! and to add insult to injury. In the very next scene Rasheeda’s pops up at Kurt’s secret office/condo, her demeanor is calm, cool and collective and like magic she’s standing behind the refrigerator door with key jingling in her hand greeting OBVIOUSLY NOT SURPRISED half dressed Kurt.
Now I’m not saying scripted reality TV shows can’t be or aren’t entertaining. What I am saying is: What are the intentions of the producers who are creating and scripting some of the negative extremes being acting out during some of these episodes? There are individual who follow and admire these show’s. Because these shows deem themselves to be reality shows there are those who really believe everything these people are doing is real life and the decision these people are making are real choices based on real circumstances. For example Mimi mislead millions of people last season to believe that her reasoning for allow the release of her sex tape was because her Boyfriend at the time accidentally lost it and let in fall in the hands of one of the most popular porn companies in American. She had allot of viewer seeing her as a victim that was making the best out of a bad situation, a mother with a young daughter that was “damned is she do, and damned if she don’t.’ When in reality, it was a strategic plot to make millions and use the show as a means to promote it! Don’t get me wrong.. it was brilliant idea, yet I know for a fact it planted a seed any many women minds that they could and should do the same thing to help care for their daughters.
At the end of the day a show that calls it’s self a reality show should be that. Whether it’s right or wrong for other to follow in their foot steps that’s up for debate. As a fan of reality TV and what’s real… I can respect people being and doing what they do as longs as its real!!! A person who is acting out in a negative way must be understood if they don’t know any better. Because that person is genuinely being all they know how to be, and as a imperfect society no man is in the position to judge. But a person who is promoting drug use and alcohol abuse and self destructive behavior. Yet the person themselves aren’t actually doing these things and their whole persona is fraud is dead bang wrong.
That being the case, CSB had to put you up on unrealistic realities when it comes to today’s reality TV shows.