Fake Subway Ads Critique Reality TV
PBS creates posters for ridiculous, fictitious shows that probably would be popular if they were real.
Toddlers in Tiaras, Real Housewives of Everywhere, Honey Boo Boo… American television is in a quite a state these days. While there is quality to be found (if you’re looking), the majority of shows that dominate our airwaves are of the ‘reality’ genre – real shows about real people living scripted lives. A marketing campaign for local New York PBS station Thirteen is addressing this sad fact, placing ads for fake reality television shows on the subway to catch commuters’ eyes and hit them on the head with the message: the shows you are watching are crap.