Fake dating show
They had a survey linked on their Facebook page for you to be a volunteer.
It asked a bunch of seemingly random questions, I guess to make sure they got a good spread of people across a wide variety of different myths to test.
No matter how much they boiled that water it still tasted earthy and had grains of dirt in it. And just that thrill of knowing "holy shit i'm on survivor" seems enough to sustain a lot of us.
If this thread has taught me anything, it's that reality shows like to edit shit.. Single most underrated challenge has to be getting up the energy to do physical challenges when you haven't eaten or slept.
When it starts to get around 3AM, the crowd doesn't care what's going on at all.
You can start to see the crowd just get tired and lose interest, so they need shots to throw in those spans.
Closest thing I can compare it to is that feeling of taking a tough exam after an all nighter, and the way you CAN function but your brain feels outside of your body?
The crowd reactions are often from different runs/times, the crowd noise may be doctored here and there, the order of the runs may be changed, and the commentary may be re-dubbed, but that's all minor TV-stuff that's expected.
So, yes, at the beginning the hosts get some TV footage of great reactions from the crowd with no one actually running the course. I didn't find it that weird at all, especially knowing how cut-and-paste TV footage is for this sort of thing.
“I’m very happy with the outcome,” says Birch, the winner of Fox’s dating show “I Wanna Marry ‘Harry.’” The series sent a dozen American women to an estate outside of London to vie for the affections of a dead-ringer for His Royal Highness.
In reality, the faux Harry who picked Birch in the finale is a 24-year-old environmental consultant named Matthew Hicks.