Mediaman: Cartoons by Cagle Cartoons
Mediaman, Greg Tingle, questions the media and
entertainment business on their thoughts regarding
Reality TV. Disclaimer: Greg Tingle is a judge for
an Australian Reality TV show.
more quotes and comments come in, we will publish
Mediaman interviews Max Markson - 2nd July 2003
will automatically this time have professional management
from our office and I think that's a pretty good thing.
Their ideas for this year are quite extraordinary
- nothing to do with anything that happened last year
or the year before. It's amazing. I think we will
see a significant jump in viewers. (On Big Brother
M. Miller Harry
M Miller Group
The man they call Harry M, by Greg Tingle
never watch Reality TV because my own life is fascinating
enough but most people aren't as blessed as I am so
I get why they need it.
Zurd, Film Maker & Political Candidate for
2003 California Recall Election
Mediaman interviews Abner Zurd - 15th August
- 13th November 2003
Television is not something new but it certainly there
is a new trend amongst forming cult fan followers
as they push new types of Reality Television. Read
the entire article.
Australian Wrestling Promoter: Championship
Mediaman interviews Vaughan Buckland - 7th October
in response to yr request re Reality TV ...
'reality tv' is to reality as military justice is
a 'reality' where everyone in the house is young,
'kewl', good-looking (in a very conventional way),
pierced and oh-so-happy to bounce into bed
a realm where there are no wrinkles, no mortgages,
no brains and definitely no wheelchairs
a genre that's as formal as wagnerian opera or classical
a genre as constrained as a parliamentary debate and
without editorial intervention would be as exciting
as reading Hansard
Caslon Analytics Pty Ltd
"real" about putting a bunch of people in
a mansion rent free with cameras focused on them 24
hours a day? What's real about them all looking like
models? What's real about them given ridiculous tasks
or competitions for expensive prizes?
You want reality TV? Follow a single mom around whose
scumbag husband has deserted them all with no child
support and watch her struggle to survive. Or follow
a New Yorker around as he or she works multiple jobs
to pay the obscene rents that we have to cope with
because our politicians sold us out to the real estate
interests. Or follow the husband desperate to escape
his shrewish wife as he surfs porn sites on the Net.
I want to know what's real about a dating show where
you're all expenses paid with some stripper or airhead
actress with gargantuan fake boobs. I don't know about
you, but I'm not out with a helluva lot of strippers.
What about all the so-so dates where there's "just
no chemistry?" Aren't those sad and real and
In summary, reality TV generally appeals to the lowest
common denominator. It's not something I seek out
but nonetheless hard to escape.
Then & Now
Mediaman interviews Evan Ginzburg - 26th May
like you're moving forward...great stuff. Here's my
thoughts on Reality TV...
- moronic tripe for z-grade refuse unworthy of the
soul of my shoe
another reason why we shouldn't be watching the idiot
further evidence that TV programming appeals to the
cheaply entertained, easily satisfied masses
cheap, nasty and unworthy of my time
I'd rather watch back to back re-runs of Webster,
Punky Brewster and Different Strokes; then cap it
off with the entire series of Hey Dad. Twice.
am not a fan of what is called "reality TV"
in the US, as most of it is actually staged, edited
for impact, and geared toward a lowest common denominator
mind-set. The appeal is usually in the range of "oh
my God I can't believe they did that" or falls
in a category similar to slowing down to stare a a
Show Business, Inc.
Mediaman interviews Bill Behrens - 18th June
Talent to be a big hit in Reality TV, by Greg Tingle
- 22nd September 2003
TV - The Top 10 things about Reality TV
TV is simply not real, by Greg Tingle
Clements, Creator & Executive Producer, Hi't!
- 19th September 2003
Vernon, CEO, Banana TV - 4th September 2003
Mediaman: Entertainment News
Hi't! TV Greg "Media Man" Tingle profile:
"Media Man" Tingle, media and entertainment
entrepreneur, TV presenter and director of Mediaman, say's, "Reality TV has just
got a whole lot more real with the addition of
GT - king of Reality and publicity. Assemble a
talented group of teenagers, give them equipment,
and let'em them make some friggin' TV. Keep it
simple. If they want to leave "the house",
they'd better return with some decent,
marketable footage. "I certainly will be
doing my utmost to keep it real..this judge can't
be bought". As Hi't! creator, Brett Clements
identified, "Greg Tingle is a good judge
of character". Greg has passion, creativity
and is fearless. Bingo! Some real talent in touch
with reality. Set to be a big Hi't! indeed.