Reality TV strikes again

Valerie Hohman
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“I need to get home ASAP to see the first episode of American Idol,” my friend exclaimed on our way back from Avatar. Not only was I surprised that an accomplished, intellectual woman would admit to loving American Idol, but also that it wasn’t an Indian reality show that she was running home to watch. India has joined the craze of reality TV with spin-offs of major foreign reality hits including India’s Got Talent (Britain’s Got Talent), Khataron Ke Khiladi (Fear Factor), Sach Ka Saamna (The Moment of Truth), and Big Boss (The Apprentice) – to name a few. Indian TV has long been dominated by soap operas showcasing overwrought family drama but reality TV is now posing fierce competition for the genre of choice among Indian audiences.


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