We lie about how long a job takes us
STEPHEN CHERNIN/Shutterstock Compelled to redo your bathroom in a day after watching a DIYer do it on a reality show? Not so fast. Maybe we made it look like it took only 24 hours, but we actually had a professional crew working on it for two weeks. And the budget we gave was completely unrealistic.
We prefer flawed people
John Bazemore/Shutterstock Here’s a tip for applying to be on a reality show: Talk about your weakness—whether you’re terrified of snakes or you can’t stand lawyers and salesmen. The producers love that stuff. Here’s exactly how unhealthy binge-watching really is.
Celebrities scheme more than anyone
Douglas Gorenstein/Shutterstock Anytime you have an “all-stars” version of a show, the players are almost always on the phone with each other beforehand making deals. But most of the stars are so shady, they break their alliances before the game even starts, so it’s still interesting.