"Pirate Master": Staged or coached? I don't think so. Another explaination for the "fake vibe."
- From: Hunter <buffhunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 04:57:39 -0700
This was supposed to be an answer to Steven L who posted an answer in
the thread "Pirate Master-partially scripted or coached?", but I
decided the subject warranted a new thread of its own.
Everyone knows how I feel about conspiracy theories concerning game
shows (and I hate conspiracy theories in general. I think 97% of them
are a result of lazy thinking. No offense). Its against Federal US law
to stage a game show in which money is won. The producers and the
network have way too much to loose. In addition, I don't reach for the
conspiracy angle for the biggest reasons that many of these game shows
have law enforcement officers or officers of the court as contestants
on one form or another: Defense lawyers, Police Officers, FBI agents,
state and federal Judges and prosecutors, including Cheryl, the Deputy
Assistant District Attorney on "Pirate Masters" right now, so if there
is any coaching or scripting she has to be in on it, actively breaking
Federal law and I doubt that very much. Even if no representatives of
the Law was playing everyone else has to go along with the set up,
then the next batch of contestants have to do like wise, and then the
next batch, and the next, etc. Not to mention the production crews of
the show that I would bet have a pretty good turn over.
I do have an explanation for the fake vibe the show gives off that
many are complaining about. I think it feels fake because, in a real
non-conspiratorial sense it is fake. Steven L mentions that it feels
like a role playing game. Well, PM is actually. It is to a great
extent a role playing game. Think about it: This is the only Reality
TV game show that is done in at least partial costume on what is
passing as a period vessel (its not, the ship is probably no more than
80 years old but that is neither here nor there) every other show is
done in contemporary mode: "Survivor," "Big Brother", "The
Apprentice", "America's Top Model", "American Idol", etc. "Pirate
Master" is the only reality TV show that you have to be partial in
costume for constantly. "Survivor" does have sets but the people
themselves don't dress up constantly (expect for the challenges
occasionally). The ship is a stage in a way that is much more obvious
than even the "Big Brother" house because for the fact we don't live
on sailing vessels, but we do live in apartments, even ones furnished
by IKEA. :-) That is why I believe people are thinking it is fake, IT
IS fake if only by way that it is a costume piece, so in that way *it
is* staged, unlike survivor that has some how pull off that
"shipwrecked" feel that you can suspened disbelief. PM's faked feel is
not the way to suggest that it is fixed or the players coached to act
more dramatically, but it is a fake setting with the costumes and ship
and it is putting people off.
All that said I am glad that Joy has stayed!!! :-D She's HOT. On the
other hand, I am sorry to see Christan go. He had the right idea to be
a good Captain.
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