That said, it really does seem more of US thing to make things larger than life, for instance I see some BBC reality portrayals (just watch their daytime program for some examples) that does seem closer to reality, and less flashy shiny scripted stuff.
So I wonder if it is a culture thing.
Wait a second. Assume someone made a completely legitimate "got talent" show. Wouldn't the outcome be the same?
Those "got talent" shows usually involve multiple rounds of auditions, starting with open auditions held in many locations where each act only gets something like 90 seconds. The big name judges you see on TV are not involved in the earliest rounds.
By the time acts are actually in front of the big name TV judges, the herd has been heavily culled.
I seriously question the people that watch these shows. Talking about dumbing down the masses. Gotta get back to my Keeping up with the WHO GIVES A F**K
By no mentioned metrics. In fact, several of the links are seven or fourteen years old interviews. Maybe it worked when it was in the news being hyped up.
It has absolutely no insight. Before reading the article, I already knew what (and how much) will be written in the article by just reading the title, and it was EXACTLY the same.
This stuff is just irrelevant and stupid IMO.