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Show Time - Phil Harvey
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Future viewing audiences have become totally desensitized to violence and entirely dependent on sensation to escape their boring workaday lives an addiction nurtured by the media with graphic portrayals of war and crime and with so-called reality programming. Now, TV execs in pursuit of the only... show more
Future viewing audiences have become totally desensitized to violence and entirely dependent on sensation to escape their boring workaday lives an addiction nurtured by the media with graphic portrayals of war and crime and with so-called reality programming. Now, TV execs in pursuit of the only things they care about higher ratings and bigger paychecks have created the ultimate reality show: Seven people, each bearing the scars of his or her past, are deposited on an island in the middle of Lake Superior. Given some bare necessities and the promise of $400,000 each if they can endure, the three women and four men risk death by starvation or freezing as the Great Lakes winter approaches. The island is wired for sound, and flying drones provide the video feed, so everything the contestants do and say is broadcast worldwide. Their seven-month ordeal is entirely unscripted, they can t ask for help or they forfeit the prize, and as far as the network is concerned the fewer survivors the better.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781935448112 (1935448110)
ASIN: 1935448110
Publisher: Lost Coast Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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alwaysbooks
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A futuristic book where TV ratings are everything and anything is permitted to get them. Seven, very different, flawed people are left on an island on Lake Superior to cope or not. They have little food and a few tools and everything they say or do is filmed and broadcast to viewers around the globe...
Angel Leya
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In the near future, reality TV has taken on a whole new level of reality. Cameras are trained on contestants 24/7, which viewers can tap into at any time for an enhanced experience. Nothing is scripted - any hint of producer interference would cause the ratings to drop. 7 rather broken individuals a...
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