Does everyone want to be famous?
Lately Iíve been inundated by people who think their lives are so stunning, that they should have a show that chronicles their daily existence. And Iím not sure why this dismays me so much. One of the downsides of my job as a producer and writer for TV, is that almost everyone I meetÖIím not kidding, it astounds meÖeveryoneÖ has something they want to make a show of or be the star of. Iíll give you an example. I was doing a semi-scripted reality show recently and we were featuring a girl who wanted some plastic surgery as part of the storyline. So we followed her trek through interviewing three plastic surgeons. Every single one of them privately pulled me aside and either gave me a script or had a separate meeting with me to pitch a show. That they were the star of. Yikes. And I seriously worried that if I didnít listen and support their idea (at least while we were filming) that they might not do as good a job for this woman who was a potential patient. Like, if I said, dude, that is a STUPID idea for a show, she might not get great tits!
And it goes on and on. From my brother to my dentist (and I sure donít want to alienate him while heís got my mouth wrenched open) everyone is selling an idea.
Wait a minute!!!! Isnít that what us bloggers do! Just on a different scale?
Yeah, now thereís a reality show.