[quote]The Mage wrote:
It repeats Sunday night if anyone cares.
I do think this is an interesting concept, though far from perfect. It is hard for anyone to act normal with cameras following them all the time, and when the camera is not hidden, I do not expect anyone they run into to act normal.
Also one problem with reality tv is that regardless of how people act, the editors are able to make things seem like however they want it to be portrayed. They could be completely open and actually show things pretty much as they actually were, or they could put a lot of bias into the show. The latter is very possible if they are trying to push an agenda.
The makeup seems good on tv, but that doesn’t mean it looks good in real life. The white father looks the worst. The white mother looks real good, the daughter looks decent. The black man looks like he should be working in a gay bar, the black mother does not look right, and the son looks like the best transformation out of the group.
On a side note, I think a resort should open up where people can change over a couple of days, and feel like they are cheating on their spouses without actually cheating. “King or Queen? Smoking or non smoking room? What race would you like to be this weekend? Turn down service?”
Anyway, I notice the black man really seems to point out racism where there really doesn’t seem to be any. I am not sure if he actually has a chip on his shoulder, or (more likely) he is so eager for the other guy to experience racism that he is trying to point out any innocuous event.
Now the white guy really needs to shut the fuck up. He keeps putting his foot into his mouth. He seems to be over thinking the experience, and is actually creating more of a stereotype then he should. The daughter seems better at this.
The black couple seem to act like they have nothing to learn, and I don’t think I have seen enough of the son to judge him.
I think the son and daughter should start dating and really piss off the parents.[/quote]
I was giving them the benefit of the doubt considering and ex-member of Public Enemy is hosting the show.