Johnny Depp gets it. The actor is out promoting his latest flick and was asked to give his take on reality TV. He didn't go off on some superior tangent about it; he acknowledged that we're all a little obsessed with it and tried to explain why.
“People get famous now for I-don’t-know-what. People have reality shows because they’re a Hollywood socialite, and these things become very successful and they generate a shitload of money for the company. And it’s multiplying, to where you’re literally looking into your next door neighbor’s bathroom with reckless abandon. It is like watching a fire. You can’t take your eyes off of it.”
WNET released three trailers for fake "upcoming" reality shows, Meet the Tanners, Clam Kings, and Long Island Landscapers, in an effort to make a statement about the sad state of quality programming out there. We can all agree that reality shows have jumped the shark plenty of times, so it's no surprise that PBS had to add a disclaimer at the end to let people know they aren't real.
After all the drama and ridiculousness of the reality shows we're hooked on, we could use a healthy dose of silly humor poking fun at it!