Reality television is probably one of the most despised concepts in the entire world. Basically, television networks thought it would be genius to bring together real people – who are apparently not real actors – and have them go about their lives in the most ridiculous fashion ever. By now, though, we can all tell these are actually individuals hired for this specific purpose. The reality shows are bogus, and most just plain suck. However, around the world, there are some truly cruel and unusual shows being broadcast. Here are ten of those.
Prize Contest Life was an incredibly bizarre Japanese reality series featuring a 23-year-old man living in his apartment with nothing but one telephone, some magazines, and a coffee table. He had to win new household items by entering competitions.
Man Vs. Beast once pit human beings against various animals to test their athleticism and brains. Of course, animals are far more resilient and aggressive, so they usually won the competitions. The show was accused of animal cruelty numerous times.