Reality Vs. Drama: Who Won in 2004/5?

Ever since the Reality TV boom the sides have been drawn between those who think Reality TV is the greatest thing to happen since sliced bread and those that think it is a blight amongst quality programming.

Some thought Reality TV would be a fad but it’s clear now that’s not the case. Reality TV isn’t going to just disappear. This past year though Reality TV took a hit.

The best new shows this year were all dramas. Lost, Desperate Housewives, Medium and Grey’s Anatomy proved that audiences still crave a good scripted program.

Networks have reacted by introducing a new slate of dramas, while sticking new reality shows in the summer season or as mid-season replacements.

Inside Pulse TV asked its writers to debate the question: What was better in the 2004/5 season, scripted drams or reality shows?

Starting things off on the scripted side of the argument is Kevin Wong.

Sarah Quigley fires back with why she would rather watch Survivor than Desperate Housewives.

Has reality TV lost its cool? Mike Sage argues that the twists and characters of dramas far out do anything Mark Burnett can fabricate.

The self-proclaimed reality TV God Murtz Jaffer proclaims that Reality TV isn’t dead and gives his list of the memorable moments in reality TV this past year. (Not surprisingly Boston Rob is featured on the list several times)

Lastly Matthew Romanada talks about how dramas fought back in its war against reality TV.

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