The dark and very dangerous side of reality television is investigated on SUNDAY NIGHT

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There’s a dark and very dangerous side to the genre’s relentless drive for controversy and ratings.

REALITY CHECK

It’s called “reality” television but there’s not very much that’s real about these over the top TV spectacles.

The formula is simple and pretty much the same whether the show is cast around cooking, renovation or even romance.

Gather together a group of fame hungry or hopelessly naïve strangers, place them in a highly competitive situation then watch them tear each other to pieces.

And if ever the drama drops off, the producers employ all kinds of dirty tricks to keep the audience hooked.

These shows are enormously popular but it’s what happens behind the scenes of these social experiments that will shock you. As Sunday Night reporter Angela Cox reveals there’s a dark and very dangerous side to the genre’s relentless drive for controversy and ratings.

 

CRAZY IN LOVE

Love works in mysterious ways.

On Sunday Night this week, you’ll meet some intriguing characters who have fallen head over heels in love with some very strange things. Mark is infatuated with a plastic pool toy, Jody married a stone bridge and Amanda is besotted with her ornate French chandelier. Their love is not exactly conventional. But experts insist these people feel the same emotions as those in more traditional relationships.

It sounds all kinds of crazy. But as Denham Hitchcock discovered their love is absolutely real and totally uncontrollable.

 

This edition of SUNDAY NIGHT: TRUE STORIES hosted by Melissa Doyle airs on Sunday at 8.30pm on Seven and 7plus.