Love it or hate it, reality television has become a part of our media culture. I remember watching the first season of Survivor. It was quite the experience. My mom even watched it. It is crazy to think now that Survivor is in it's 20 something season. There has been many reality TV shows come and go since then. Some great shows have gone away too soon while other shows have come and lasted way too long. Some reality TV shows have showcased incredible creative talent. Here is a list of the one's I find most interesting (competition reality shows are a bit more interesting to me).
1. Clothing/Fashion - Project Runway
I think Project Runway is the clothing design reality TV competition. It has been going for quite a few seasons. Clothing is more interesting than models to me.
2. Food - Chopped
There are a variety of food reality shows. Some are much better than others. The creative shows are focussed on making food, making restaurants, and making chefs. Chopped is my favorite because of the framework and simplicity of the show.
3. Special Effect Make-up - Face Off
There is no competition in special effects make-up reality shows. I like this show because it is really interesting to see how special effects make-up is created. It is not a creative medium that I previously knew much about.
4. Interior Design - HGTV Design Star
One thing they do on HGTV Design Star that I really like is the white box challenge. It is fun to see different designer's personalities, ingenuity, and resourcefulness. This show really gives a variety of ways and means of design.
5. Business - Shark Tank
Like Chopped, Shark Tank is simple. It is not as much of a competition as the other shows are, but it is fun to watch and gives good insight into how people come up with ideas and how they can make ideas profitable.
There definitely needs to be more shows where creativity is the star. These shows are inspiring and really makes me want to go and be creative myself.
What do you think? What shows or categories did I miss?