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Would You Buy a Reality Show on DVD?

While I was checking out this week's new DVD releases, another little news item caught my eye: TLC will be selling a DVD set of Jon and Kate Plus 8, its reality show about the parents of eight young children. Now, admittedly, I've been caught up in my share of Jon and Kate episodes — but I can't say I've ever had the hankering to rewatch one once I know what happens. Will people really want to rehash their favorite Gosselin family moments?

I've wondered similar things about other reality shows that are released on DVD, especially competitions like The Amazing Race or Project Runway. Sure, there are bonus features, and they can be great for people who didn't watch the show on TV. But if you're already a fan, you . . . know who won, right? So why watch again?

Would you ever fork over your money for a reality show on DVD?


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lauriegilbert lauriegilbert 9 years
The only reality show I find myself wishing I could re-watch is Celebrity Mole. And that would still only be a rental or library loan at best.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
No, but I would love to see reruns of old seasons of the "talent"-type shows like AI, Dancing with the Stars, The Next Food Network Star, Project Runway, etc.
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
Oh how lame..
I actually own Newlyweds, all seasons on dvd.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I love Jon & Kate Plus 8! But I would never buy any reality show on DVD
jadenirvana jadenirvana 9 years
I enjoy the Simple Life on DVD.
NiceDriveway NiceDriveway 9 years
Only one show: Survivor, Season 2. Jerri and the beef jerky, her affair with Colby, ousting her--then Amber, running out of food, trading the tent, losing the rice in the river, Elizabeth's hair falling out....ooh! Soo good!
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
I've gotten reality shows on DVD (Big Brother, the Simple Life, the Osbournes, etc.) and while I like having them, I hardly ever watch them. Plus, it's nice to have the shows that don't air anymore. I also love Jon and Kate plus 8, but I just catch the marathons on TLC.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
californiagirlx7 - I forgot about the Newlyweds. That is when I liked Jessica too and we would get to see some Drew and Nick bonding. Remember when they went on vacation together....hilarious!
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
It would depend on the show. I have some of the outtakes from Real World New Orleans (one of my fave seasons). And if I ever saw the Hills for $10 at Target, i would probably get them all.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I haven't bought any reality shows on DVD yet but if I did, it would probably only be Project Runway Season 2 because I love Santino (but they show reruns all the time anyway) or the Newlyweds series. I miss the old Jessica Simpson, when she was with Nick...
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 9 years
Why buy them when they're constantly doing marathons?
popcorn19 popcorn19 9 years
Paying money for reality tv shows, which I will then feel obligated to watch several times over, will put my life at an all-time low.
esk4 esk4 9 years
I love john and kate plus 8, but wouldn't buy the dvds... but if anyone wants to buy them fro me I may watch them...
designerel designerel 9 years
i love jon & kate as well. i don't even have cable, but i watch it sometimes at my bf's house or when i'm on business trips. it seems like they show a lot of reruns anyway, and sometimes they have marathons. so i don't think i'd buy the DVD set.
jimpolandy jimpolandy 9 years
My husband bought both Survivorman and Man vs. Wild from The Discovery Channel. He watches and rewatches them all of the time. He also likes to show them to friends when they visit.
piper23 piper23 9 years
My husband has the first two seasons of Rob and Big and watches it with his friends.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 9 years
If I like the show enough I would. And it kind of depends on the special features. I'd definitely buy Kathy Griffin's reality show on DVD.
k-squared k-squared 9 years
haha, foxiegirl. I never get tired of watching Paris and Nicole either. I don't even care for reality shows in general, and they show so many reruns, like American Idol from seasons past, that's its ridiculous to buy a dvd. That's my 2 cents.
foxgirlie04 foxgirlie04 9 years
I wouldnt buy jon & kate plus 8 or any bravo show...they show a lot of reruns. I do have the simple life because of nicole richie & love watching their pranks over & over again =)
shannon_xo shannon_xo 9 years
I Love Jon and Kate Plus Eight!
jopperma jopperma 9 years
TLC and Bravo shows are both re-run enough that no one should need the DVDs! I would MAYBE rent them if I missed out on and entire season and wanted to catch up.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
They rerun them all anyway!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that it depends on the show. i might buy it - but i'm not really sure....i haven't yet, but then again im' still a Netflix girl.
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