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16th Feb '18 11:25:52 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' features an in-universe reality show where the protagonists spend time inside the house of serial killer Michael Myers - which is rigged with all sorts of traps. Though the immoral part comes in when it still broadcasts as Michael Myers shows up to murder everyone...

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* ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' features an in-universe reality show where the protagonists spend time inside the house of serial killer Michael Myers - which is rigged with all sorts of traps. Though the immoral part comes in when it still broadcasts as Michael Myers shows up to murder everyone...[[note]]Though as the third victim is Nora, who is monitoring the footage coming in through everyone's cameras, it's entirely possible she didn't know that the first two people had been killed.[[/note]]



* In the remake of ''Film/TheStepfordWives2004'', Joanna's background is updated to being [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the president of a TV network]], Whose programming is geared towards showing the superiority of women. One of her pet projects, ''I Can Do Better'', was one of these, specifically parodying ''Temptation Island'', with a HappilyMarried couple being sent to a tropical resort for one week and surrounded with escorts and porn stars in order to see how long their marriage lasts. The events that transpired on the show caused one contestant, Hank, to snap and shoot his now ex-wife Barbara and her new lovers, and he later tries to kill Joanna for creating the show and ruining his marriage. Joanna's response is to plan a reunion show centered around the carnage, only to find that her irresponsible programming decisions, and the ensuing lawsuits, got her fired from the network and blacklisted from television. This is why she and her family head to {{Stepford|Suburbia}}.

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* In the remake of ''Film/TheStepfordWives2004'', Joanna's background is updated to being [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the president of a TV network]], Whose whose programming is geared towards showing the superiority of women. One of her pet projects, ''I Can Do Better'', was one of these, specifically parodying ''Temptation Island'', with a HappilyMarried couple being sent to a tropical resort for one week and surrounded with escorts and porn stars in order to see how long their marriage lasts. The events that transpired on the show caused one contestant, Hank, to snap and shoot his now ex-wife Barbara and her new lovers, and he later tries to kill Joanna for creating the show and ruining his marriage. Joanna's response is to plan a reunion show centered around the carnage, only to find that her irresponsible programming decisions, and the ensuing lawsuits, got her fired from the network and blacklisted from television. This is why she and her family head to {{Stepford|Suburbia}}.
14th Feb '18 9:29:33 PM lakingsif
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* ''Series/UnREAL2015'' portrays its ShowWithinAShow as this. The main characters are producers and assistants on ''Everlasting'', a sleazy parody of ''Series/TheBachelor'' (which, notably, ShowRunner Sarah Gertrude Shapiro had [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory previously worked for]]), cruelly manipulating the contestants for the sake of drama. Working behind-the-scenes on such a soul-crushing, morally bankrupt show is portrayed as a MoneyDearBoy job for the protagonist Rachel, who openly hates ''Everlasting'' and only came back to her job (after [[HeroicBSOD snapping and flipping out]] at the end of the last season) because of the steady paycheck and [[INeedAFreakingDrink the numbing effects of alcohol]].

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* ''Series/UnREAL2015'' ''Series/Unreal2015'' portrays its ShowWithinAShow as this. The main characters are producers and assistants on ''Everlasting'', a sleazy parody of ''Series/TheBachelor'' (which, notably, ShowRunner Sarah Gertrude Shapiro had [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory previously worked for]]), cruelly manipulating the contestants for the sake of drama. Working behind-the-scenes on such a soul-crushing, morally bankrupt show is portrayed as a MoneyDearBoy job for the protagonist Rachel, who openly hates ''Everlasting'' and only came back to her job (after [[HeroicBSOD snapping and flipping out]] at the end of the last season) because of the steady paycheck and [[INeedAFreakingDrink the numbing effects of alcohol]].
14th Feb '18 7:07:20 PM lakingsif
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* ''Series/{{UnREAL}}'' portrays its ShowWithinAShow as this. The main characters are producers and assistants on ''Everlasting'', a sleazy parody of ''Series/TheBachelor'' (which, notably, ShowRunner Sarah Gertrude Shapiro had [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory previously worked for]]), cruelly manipulating the contestants for the sake of drama. Working behind-the-scenes on such a soul-crushing, morally bankrupt show is portrayed as a MoneyDearBoy job for the protagonist Rachel, who openly hates ''Everlasting'' and only came back to her job (after [[HeroicBSOD snapping and flipping out]] at the end of the last season) because of the steady paycheck and [[INeedAFreakingDrink the numbing effects of alcohol]].

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* ''Series/{{UnREAL}}'' ''Series/UnREAL2015'' portrays its ShowWithinAShow as this. The main characters are producers and assistants on ''Everlasting'', a sleazy parody of ''Series/TheBachelor'' (which, notably, ShowRunner Sarah Gertrude Shapiro had [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory previously worked for]]), cruelly manipulating the contestants for the sake of drama. Working behind-the-scenes on such a soul-crushing, morally bankrupt show is portrayed as a MoneyDearBoy job for the protagonist Rachel, who openly hates ''Everlasting'' and only came back to her job (after [[HeroicBSOD snapping and flipping out]] at the end of the last season) because of the steady paycheck and [[INeedAFreakingDrink the numbing effects of alcohol]].
2nd Feb '18 9:22:46 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** It's so popular that the evil and classy alien overlord Zinyak abducts the show's hosts Zach and Bobby and makes them do his new version of the show in ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV''. Neither of them likes it, especially Zach, but they're forced to keep up the act or else they will be punished.
* ''VideoGame/{{Madworld}}'' is about a city-wide version of this where people are forced to fight to the death for the chance to get a cure for the disease sprayed over the city. Our protagonist Jack is sent into the city to recusing his target but it's more than just that. The commentators Howard "Buckshot" Homles and Kreese Kreely gleefully act as the GreekChorus to the mayhem.
10th Dec '17 2:20:07 PM lakingsif
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* "Fifteen Million Merits", an episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'', was a critique of reality-competition shows and their audiences. At one point, the heroine is told that she isn't good enough to be a professional singer and offered a contract in porn.

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* "Fifteen "[[Recap/BlackMirrorFifteenMillionMerits Fifteen Million Merits", Merits]]", an episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'', was a critique of reality-competition shows and their audiences. At one point, the heroine is told that she isn't good enough to be a professional singer and offered a contract in porn.
31st Oct '17 8:15:56 PM kome360
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* ''Webcomic/HeroOhHero'': Tobi enlists herself in The Gauntlet, a reality show about 25 kaizo deathtraps long. Since [[MegaCorp megacorporations]] rule the city and corruption is a way of life, the Gauntlet is designed to be unwinnable and nobody watching cares. Until Tobi and her partner use their dungeon crawling cybernetics to deconstruct the game into level 1-1.
21st Oct '17 8:02:50 AM rjd1922
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It may or may not be a BloodSport, but expect to see a CorruptCorporateExecutive counting his banknotes and grinning with delight while contemplating audience numbers. DeadlyGame would be a SubTrope. It can obviously overlap with SadistShow.

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It may or may not be a BloodSport, but expect to see a CorruptCorporateExecutive counting his banknotes and grinning with delight while contemplating audience numbers. DeadlyGame would be a SubTrope.SubTrope, though not all deadly games are reality shows. It can obviously overlap with SadistShow.
19th Sep '17 5:24:27 PM MasterN
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A trope that became popular during the 2000 decade but dates back as far as the ''1950s'': A given story will feature or take place in an extreme reality TV show where candidates ([[CondemnedContestant sometimes convicted criminals]]) are forced to do degrading or violent things, sometime even [[DeadlyGame kill each other]], just for the pleasure of fans all over the country or the world. If the show is "soft", [[BigBrotherIsWatching they will just live constantly under the eye of the camera]]. The show will often include some participation of the audience like choosing which candidate to [[DeadlyEuphemism "eliminate"]]. They host may EjectTheLoser into a shark tank. The viewers will enjoy the participants' sadness, breakdowns and betrayals, as if they were watching a movie. Such shows almost always have insane audience ratings, leading to the obvious implication that HumansAreBastards and love to see others suffer. However, StylisticSuck may intervene as the obvious immorality of the show can be used to contrast the normal morality of the universe in which the show is broadcast.

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A trope that became popular during the 2000 decade but dates back as far as the ''1950s'': A given story will feature or take place in an extreme reality TV show where candidates ([[CondemnedContestant sometimes convicted criminals]]) are forced to do degrading or violent things, sometime even [[DeadlyGame kill each other]], just for the pleasure of fans all over the country or the world. If the show is "soft", [[BigBrotherIsWatching they will just live constantly under the eye of the camera]]. The show will often include some participation of the audience like choosing which candidate to [[DeadlyEuphemism "eliminate"]]. They The host may EjectTheLoser into a shark tank. The viewers will enjoy the participants' sadness, breakdowns and betrayals, as if they were watching a movie. Such shows almost always have insane audience ratings, leading to the obvious implication that HumansAreBastards and love to see others suffer. However, StylisticSuck may intervene as the obvious immorality of the show can be used to contrast the normal morality of the universe in which the show is broadcast.
19th Sep '17 5:24:07 PM MasterN
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A trope that became popular during the 2000 decade but dates back as far as the ''1950s'': A given story will feature or take place in an extreme reality TV show where candidates ([[CondemnedContestant sometimes convicted criminals]]) are forced to do degrading or violent things, sometime even [[DeadlyGame kill each other]], just for the pleasure of fans all over the country or the world. If the show is "soft", [[BigBrotherIsWatching they will just live constantly under the eye of the camera]]. The show will often include some participation of the audience like choosing which candidate to [[DeadlyEuphemism "eliminate"]]. The viewers will enjoy the participants' sadness, breakdowns and betrayals, as if they were watching a movie. Such shows almost always have insane audience ratings, leading to the obvious implication that HumansAreBastards and love to see others suffer. However, StylisticSuck may intervene as the obvious immorality of the show can be used to contrast the normal morality of the universe in which the show is broadcast.

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A trope that became popular during the 2000 decade but dates back as far as the ''1950s'': A given story will feature or take place in an extreme reality TV show where candidates ([[CondemnedContestant sometimes convicted criminals]]) are forced to do degrading or violent things, sometime even [[DeadlyGame kill each other]], just for the pleasure of fans all over the country or the world. If the show is "soft", [[BigBrotherIsWatching they will just live constantly under the eye of the camera]]. The show will often include some participation of the audience like choosing which candidate to [[DeadlyEuphemism "eliminate"]]. They host may EjectTheLoser into a shark tank. The viewers will enjoy the participants' sadness, breakdowns and betrayals, as if they were watching a movie. Such shows almost always have insane audience ratings, leading to the obvious implication that HumansAreBastards and love to see others suffer. However, StylisticSuck may intervene as the obvious immorality of the show can be used to contrast the normal morality of the universe in which the show is broadcast.
29th Jul '17 5:08:18 AM GoblinCipher
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Torg}}'' cosm of Tharkold, a wacky game show host assigns kidnap victims a plausible-sounding task for a reality show, but doesn't inform them of the "[[CatchPhrase complicatoring factoids]]" that make it a death sentence.



* ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'' sends the hero in the survival show produced by Gleeman Vox, Dreadzone, where other heroes lost their lives. ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' also had arenas called the MegaCorp Games and Anihilation Nation, respectively.
** Dreadzone was certainly the worst of the three, however, since although Ratchet (and other participants) actually volunteered for MegaCorp Games and Anihilation Nation, Dreadzone obtains it's competitors by ''kidnapping them''. And then controlling them with the [[ExplosiveLeash Deadlock collars]].

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'' sends the hero in the survival show produced by Gleeman Vox, Dreadzone, where other kidnapped heroes lost their lives. fight in "events" that are more like military actions or face [[ExplosiveLeash the consequences]]. ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' also had arenas called the MegaCorp Games and Anihilation Annihilation Nation, respectively.
** Dreadzone was certainly
respectively, though there the worst of the three, however, since although Ratchet (and other participants) actually volunteered for MegaCorp Games and Anihilation Nation, Dreadzone obtains it's competitors by ''kidnapping them''. And then controlling them with the [[ExplosiveLeash Deadlock collars]].contestants were at least volunteers.
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