As it turns out, the "balloon kid incident" from last week was a hoax! The sick parents were trying to market themselves for a future reality TV show!
I am not a fan of most reality TV shows especially these ones about "atypical" families. You know these shows about familes with a "freakish number of kids" or families that are "extra special." The networks love thse shows because they are dirt cheap to make. Even though the shows don't offer big name stars they usually end up turning these families into pseudo celebrities anyways.
I just think it's sad that there are plenty of talented, college educated actors and actresses out there that are stuck doing community threatre when you have these phony parents subjecting their kids to the airwaves. It's not good for the kids and its not even that entertaing or thought provoking to watch!
So do you like these shows? Or do you think they are the latest get rich fast gimmick out there?
Note: Just so you know, I don't coinsider "American Idol" a reality TV show I coinsder it a singing contest.