Many reality shows have failed because everyone's acting.
In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally 'appearances,' the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more 'material' and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is.
What has reality shows got to do with reality? It is beyond unreality; there is nothing real about it.
Everybody knows that I'm not a snob when it comes to pop culture, obviously. I love reality shows.
I preferred MTV as it used to be when it was about the music - I don't like it that now they just have reality shows. Reality TV rots people's brains.