My opinion on reality shows is that they are designed so that people get addicted to them. The audience gets addicted to these types of shows rather quickly. That is the whole purpose of the reality tv shows. It seems that ever since they began about twenty years ago, all they have done was increase in popularity. I think there are some reality shows that are good, but probably the most popular cater to singing and dancing.
Some of those shows are done with tact and are kind to the competitors and the competitors are kind to each other, but most are not. The few like “The Great British Baking Show” seems to know how to conduct a reality TV show so that people realize where they stand in the competition without crushing someone’s dreams.