It was sung: to Mediaset Realities have stopped working classics so it’s time to open the window and see what US formats can accommodate. Let’s not get our hopes up either: let’s remember that ‘Survivors’ is not like ‘Survivor’ even in its most basic approach, and ‘Secret Story’ is the boring version of ‘Big Brother’.
Between farms and singles
The first of the new Telecinco reality shows is another adaptation of the concept “people stuck in a house, probably famous”: ‘The farm’. In this reality show, a group of people must behave like a farmer, raise animals and grow food while being eliminated in different tests. Let’s go, ‘Big brother’ among cows.
In Spain two versions have already been made. The first, on Antena 3, with the original name, it had two editions that were won by Loreto Valverde and Miguel Ángel Redondo (Marlene Morreau’s partner). On Telecinco, a decade ago, a single edition was broadcast under the name ‘Acorralados’: Aventura en el bosque’ which Nagore Robles won in one of the most eclectic and grotesque castings that are remembered in the history of reality shows.
The second of the formats that Mediaset has bought within its faction “quotes of beautiful people who did not know each other until yesterday” is ‘The bachelorette’, It is strange that they have not chosen ‘The bachelor’, which is the parent program, but they will be plotting something. In the program, a single woman is eliminating singles Until she stays with the one she wants to marry. The United States have already 19 seasons and all ended in a marriage proposal. Surprisingly, some of these couples are still together years later.
If you are curious about this last format, I recommend you to see one of the best series in recent years, ‘Unreal’, which tells the most exciting thing about reality television: how it’s done. For now, Mediaset is trying to hold on to straws with realities that are more of the same but in other places. With luck, nothing works for them and in full madness they launch to test with a new edition from ‘Peking Express’ or an adaptation of ‘The Amazing Race’. It’s about time for something really fun.