REALITY TV- FOR REAL
REAL REALITY TV
We Americans, having invented reality TV, like to think we’re the masters of the concept. Hah! We have nothing on the Russians.
Do you think Americans have produced the most demanding ‘survivor’ reality shows? Wait until you see Game2: Winter, for which contestants have to endure nine months in the Siberian wilderness, where temperature often descends further than 40o below zero.
You may be thinking, “Is that all?” Ah, but there’s more! Contestants have to sign waivers that exempt the show and its principals from liability even in case of rape or murder. However, the waiver form stresses that police may arrest any contestant who commits a crime. “You must understand that the police will come and take you away”, it states. “We are on the territory of Russia, and obey the laws of the Russian Federation.”
Contestants will be allowed to carry knives, but not guns.
Game2: Winter will be broadcast live, around the clock, beginning in July 2017, with 2000 cameras placed in a large forested area full of wild bears and wolves. The show will not keep any crew members on site.
The show’s producers told the Siberian Times that sixty potential contestants, including one American, have already enrolled in pursuit of the prize for the last holdout: the equivalent of U.S. $1.6 million. To qualify, contestants need only be eighteen or older, and “sane”.
We have to question this last stipulation.. Under these conditions, wouldn’t sanity be a disqualifier?
The production company’s advertising lists the “dangerous” behaviors allowed to participants, including fighting, rape, murder, and… smoking.
Yes, you read that correctly. Smoking apparently is a threat comparable to rape and murder. We swear we’re not making this up.
(To get the best in reality TV, or any video, you need reliable TV and internet service. Shop with Bundle Deals. Compare all providers and plans, then order any service with just one phone call.)