Documentaries / Docu-Series Out of all the subgenres, the documentary subgenre is perhaps the most general.
Documentary shows span from The difference between documentaries and a docu-series is that while documentaries are often restricted to one episode, docu-series span a series in its entirety, following a series arc like scripted television.
From the top ten celebrities, to the highest paid stars in Hollywood, everything can be turned into a list. While there’s no official list of reality television subgenres, any producer would define reality television with a certain genre, to help scope out potential.
However, there is a lot of potential for disagreement with such assessments, since the judgment is subjective.
The key to capturing viewers with this subgenre of show is to consistently and gradually build the suspense until the last possible moment, ensuring your audience watches the entire show, instead of simply skipping to the end to find out the results.
This subgenre is often collaborated with the docu-series subgenre to form shows which feature social experiments with cast members slowly voted off; popular examples are shows like combining home renovation with a competition subgenre by having three couples compete for a house by seeing who could renovate one the best.
But they all went about it in different ways, and each show was more ridiculous than the next.
There was just something about watching awkward or super confident young adults try to navigate the obstacles of the show to attempt to meet someone they clicked with.
I loved the terrible scripted dialogue, relished the extra juicy moments, and couldn’t stop hate-watching the people who were total jerks…
I felt all these things while simultaneously wondering what in the world I was doing with my time. Who didn’t hate-watch at least one of these insane dating shows?
Here's what went down: when parents didn't like their kid's boyfriend or girlfriend, they all went on this show.
The parents would pick two other candidates for their kid to date instead of their current partner.
There was a lot of fighting and angry words, and it was like, what do you think these people did after the show?