reality TV

“Selling Sunset” (in Minneapolis, that is, not Los Angeles)

(Un)Reality TV Aw’ right. Find people who are worth at least $250 million, even if they’re not looking for a house. This house will sell itself ” just get ’em up here.” —Selling Sunset, “If Looks Could Sell.” [Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent...
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“Million Dollar Listing . . . Minneapolis?!?”

“Relative” Reality “The level of reality is very high.” –Bravo producer, “Million Dollar Listing New York”; The Real and Unreal on Reality TV (NYT, May 2, 2013) First, there was the Crime Scene Investigation (“CSI”) franchise. As in, “CSI:  Las Vegas,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI:  New York,” etc. Next came The Real Housewives of . ....
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Realtors in Modern Culture

“Modern Family” Realtor Think of doctors in modern culture, and what comes to mind? Characters from sitcom’s and movies like “ER,” “House,” “Scrubs,” and, if you’re old enough, “Marcus Welby, M.D.” For lawyers, the list would include “Law & Order,” “Boston Legal,” “LA Law,” and “Allie McBeal.” (OK, I’m dating myself). Now, when you think...
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