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The site Cracked.com has put out a list 5 Depressing Realities Behind Popular Reality TV Shows . . . and for the most part, they didn't resort to the OBVIOUS ones, like: None of the couples from "The Bachelor" stay together.
Here's the list, along with some commentary from the site…
1.) No One from "The Biggest Loser" Can Keep the Weight Off . . . Quote, "Almost every 'Biggest Loser' winner has gained back a chunk of the weight he or she lost. They aren't doing anything except training [on the show] . . .
2.) Almost Every Restaurant on "Kitchen Nightmares" Goes Out of Business . . . "Only about a third of the restaurantsGORDON RAMSAY 'rescues' actually manage to stay open once he leaves them . . . and the number drops as time goes on.
3.) The People on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Can't Afford to Keep Their New Homes . . . "Sure, the show's producers may cover all the construction costs . . .
4.) Oprah Makes People Pay for Their Free Cars . . . "Unfortunately, receiving a luxury item as a prize on a TV show doesn't exempt you from having to pay the accompanying taxes." (--Just like on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
5.) "Storage Wars" Capitalizes on People's Misfortune . . . and Is Probably Staged . . . "The reason these abandoned treasures are abandoned is that the original owners of the units failed to make their rent payments.
(For more on each of these, hit up Cracked.com…the list spans two pages.)
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