Recipe for reality TV

  1. Recap.
  2. Dra­ma.
  3. Con­tes­tants talk­ing to the cam­era.
  4. Dra­ma.
  5. Com­mer­cials.
  6. Repeat 25 as required.
  7. Big, unfore­seen twist.
  8. Vot­ing.
  9. Dra­ma.
  10. Cry­ing.
  11. Cred­its.
  12. Pre­view of next week.
  13. Off-screen: Two real­i­ty-show pro­duc­ers meet up at the bank, but can’t actu­al­ly speak to each oth­er because they’re laugh­ing so hard they’re lucky they can even breathe.

{edit}—I guess I could’ve saved this for a Thurs­day Thir­teen. Is that even a meme any­more?