1. The writers/producers of these shows always try to inject something to make the *subjects 'relatable'
    *exploitees?
  2. And something that most everyone can relate to is some kind of financial trouble.
  3. When they roll this out, I'm all like:
  4. "Maybe the network that is CURRENTLY PAYING YOU TO DO THIS SHOW can help you out with those bills?"
    I mean, don't they kind of depend on your success anyway?
  5. Failing that, maybe the FUCKING ADVERTISERS could swoop in and help out?
    Seriously, the network, the advertisers, the hillbillies on the show: you're all in this together at this point.
  6. That's when my brain hits the Lewis Black Starbucks-across-from-a-Starbucks-singularity...
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    WHATS THE FUCKING POINT OF "REALITY" TELEVISION IF THESE PEOPLE ARE ONLY STRUGGLING BECAUSE WRITERS SAID THEY WERE?