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    Wow, I love this show. I can't believe people are subjecting themselves like lambs to the slaughter.

    It's funner to watch than a train wreck.

    I don't think anyone really knew what they were getting into. I will bet that no legitimate contestant will even get close to winning the grand prize of $500,000. I can't believe how delusional people can be to think they live "truthfully" or otherwise can walk away from a show like this unscathed. How many people are really so UNinvested in their relationships and public standing that they can afford to 'come clean' on national television?

    I think the only person who has a shot at winning would be either 1) a sociopath OR 2) someone who has absolutely nothing to lose and absolutely no shame in telling the truth

    And for the record, I would NEVER try out for this show.

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    More than likely the screening process is established so that the afformentioned conestants would never see the hot seat. It would only be logical for them to exploit those with meaningful relationships and reputable social standings. We shall see in the later episodes weather or not this trend holds true, as stagnation will likely set in.
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    I haven't watched this yet, but the clips I have seen... there's NO way I would subject myself to this. No amount of money would work for me.
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    I watched a short clip of it, and I think what is going on is similar to hypnotism.. The contestants are only admitting to things because they are in the spotlight and want to put on the best show possible.. they don't want to be boring and essentially waste their 15 seconds of fame.

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    Anyone see Monday's episode?? With the married woman who got hit with all the "are you in love with your exboyfriend" and "does your family like you?"
    type questions? Dang, they went right for the jugular! The audience was totally loving it too, I haven't heard such catcalling and booing and laughter on a reality show.

    Now, it's not my place to judge...especially with an uncharacteristically cute avatar...but then again, yeah it is. I have a TV don't I?

    I can't believe any man would choose to stay with this woman. She admits she was in love with her ex-boyfriend on her wedding night, that she's cheated on her husband, and she thinks she SHOULD be married to her exboyfriend, not her husband.

    She couldn't even answer the question "Would you leave your husband to get back with your ex" and I think the answer is obviously YES, but her sister prevented her from answering the question. I don't think it was really her sister's place to do that for her own comfort, especially as the husband clearly said he wants to hear the answer.

    And the fact the contestant said she didnt' care about the money, she just wanted to get stuff off her chest. This is exactly like trashy talk shows where people drag their partners out on national TV to humiliate them with confessions they should have told them in private. Maybe things she wanted to share with her family she felt she needed something drastic, but with her husband -- c'mon, she should just leave him, get counseling, TALK to him.

    If she can't even talk to him and she wants to be with another man...I'm really confused why an attractive, gainfully employed young man in one of the most biggest cities in the world (NYC) would stay with her...

    And FWIW, I thought her husband was noticeably better looking than the contestant and much more attractive than the exboyfriend.

    Again, I don't get it at all. I'm a pretty sappy romantic person, but if someone doesn't want me, wants to be with someone else, has cheated on me and led me on for 2 years, and on top of that embarasses me on national TV, it's over.

    But maybe I'm just a bastard like that.

    I'm seriously a little perplexed at this show and now wonder how fixed and real the show is.
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    I don't think there is a single thing I could possibly admit to on that show short of something I could be arrested for afterwards that would deter me from that money.

    And if it estranges me from my family, all the better!

    However, I think they screen their contestants to make sure they have somebody on the seat who
    A. Has a lot of skeletons in his closet.
    B. Has a lot to lose if he tells the truth.
    C. Is very sentimental.
    D. Will get nervous and eventually give up.

    In short, anybody who has the personality or history to win on that show will NOT make it on TV, even if he attempts to be.
    But sir, your opinion is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Anyone see Monday's episode?? With the married woman who got hit with all the "are you in love with your exboyfriend" and "does your family like you?"
    type questions? Dang, they went right for the jugular! The audience was totally loving it too, I haven't heard such catcalling and booing and laughter on a reality show.

    Now, it's not my place to judge...especially with an uncharacteristically cute avatar...but then again, yeah it is. I have a TV don't I?

    I can't believe any man would choose to stay with this woman. She admits she was in love with her ex-boyfriend on her wedding night, that she's cheated on her husband, and she thinks she SHOULD be married to her exboyfriend, not her husband.

    She couldn't even answer the question "Would you leave your husband to get back with your ex" and I think the answer is obviously YES, but her sister prevented her from answering the question. I don't think it was really her sister's place to do that for her own comfort, especially as the husband clearly said he wants to hear the answer.

    And the fact the contestant said she didnt' care about the money, she just wanted to get stuff off her chest. This is exactly like trashy talk shows where people drag their partners out on national TV to humiliate them with confessions they should have told them in private. Maybe things she wanted to share with her family she felt she needed something drastic, but with her husband -- c'mon, she should just leave him, get counseling, TALK to him.

    If she can't even talk to him and she wants to be with another man...I'm really confused why an attractive, gainfully employed young man in one of the most biggest cities in the world (NYC) would stay with her...

    And FWIW, I thought her husband was noticeably better looking than the contestant and much more attractive than the exboyfriend.

    Again, I don't get it at all. I'm a pretty sappy romantic person, but if someone doesn't want me, wants to be with someone else, has cheated on me and led me on for 2 years, and on top of that embarasses me on national TV, it's over.

    But maybe I'm just a bastard like that.

    I'm seriously a little perplexed at this show and now wonder how fixed and real the show is.
    WTF. I only saw this new show Monday and only decided to see it as it looked like another piece of shit reality show I'd like to be aware enough to mock in future. I became so upset after she got the $10,000 point as they were showing "what's to come" that I couldn't watch it well enough to criticise it better. WTF is wrong with people enjoying the destruction of a person's life, whether of marriage or otherwise, nevermind WTF is wrong with said people allowing themselves to be on such a show. And polygraph testing is not 100% accurate as scientific reliability with them cites lack of evidence for 100% accuracy. Fuck----

    But people need money....so let's go skin a few lambs of those desperate folk, why not?

    ...and did she even win? Or has anyone won yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeliriousDisposition View Post
    WTF is wrong with people enjoying the destruction of a person's life, whether of marriage or otherwise
    Well I, for one, bring myself to pity them. They DO subject themselves to this knowingly and fully aware of EXACTLY what questions will be asked of them. And if they suffer? Oh well. It's funny in a Jerry Springer sort of way (except you don't have to deal with all the trailer trash).

    To be honest, I envy everybody on that show. As far as I'm concerned that's an easy $500,000.
    But sir, your opinion is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Galt View Post
    To be honest, I envy everybody on that show. As far as I'm concerned that's an easy $500,000.
    Go on then. Go get it.
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

    It's like a kind of torture,
    To have to watch this show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Galt View Post
    Well I, for one, bring myself to pity them. They DO subject themselves to this knowingly and fully aware of EXACTLY what questions will be asked of them. And if they suffer? Oh well. It's funny in a Jerry Springer sort of way (except you don't have to deal with all the trailer trash).

    To be honest, I envy everybody on that show. As far as I'm concerned that's an easy $500,000.
    They do it aware of the potential consequences but there is a very cheap thrill in amassing laughter/anger from a person + their intimate's ruination from their (probable) desperations and fervernt wishes to gain what they desire to be an easy $500,000.

    Ah, don't even remind me of Springer. I hated it enough to enjoy it for what it is even while feeling those poor people at least didn't get as much money as this kind of show could give them. And at least it used to be a bit better before it became all about flashing for beads and disgusting pole dancers pole dancing and Steve taking over and whatnot. Entertaining, sure, but they seem more hired (lolol professional hired? :yim_rolling_on_the_ ) than those on this new crappy reality TV show.

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