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I once told a friend that reality TV is so crazy that I would not be surprised if one day there is a show about people being killed on air. That day has come—sort of.
‘The Game of Death’ was a staged reality quiz show that instructed participants to give near-lethal jolts of electricity to a man strapped to a chair for every wrong answer he gave.
Thankfully, the show was a fake. It was the basis for a documentary examining how much people trust television, the idea being that people would electrocute the contestant because if something is on TV then it must be okay. Scary stuff.