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Do You Prefer Watching People Succeed or Fail on Reality TV?

Many popular reality shows (Project Runway, American Idol, et al) are all about showing people at the top of their game. But, as the Boston Globe recently pointed out, lots of other breakout reality hits are all about watching people get humiliated, from Fear Factor to this Summer's Wipeout to The Two Coreys.

I can see the appeal of either type of show — though one is more like a great theater or music performance, and the other like, well, a train wreck. Which do you prefer?

Photos courtesy of Fox and copyright 2008 ABC, Inc.

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