May 22, 2024 6:20 pm

Reality TV & The Contestant Star Says He's the Only One Who Truly Understands The Truman Show
Reality TV & The Contestant Star Says He's the Only One Who Truly Understands The Truman Show

Reality TV & The Contestant Star Says He’s the Only One Who Truly Understands The Truman Show

One real person, living inside a world created entirely for television, cameras forever rolling, constantly being streamed 24/7 on Live TV. While that may sound like the plot of the 1998 Jim Carrey classic, The Truman Show, it was also the concept for a controversial Japanese reality show. Titled, Susunu! Denpa Shnen (Do not proceed! Crazy youth), the series put one man alone in an apartment, with no connection to the outside world and no resources, until he won a certain amount of money through mail-in competitions. The show first aired in 1998, and it took the contestant 15 months to complete the challenge.

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​Nasubi’s experience of being on TV for 15 months on a Japanese game show gave him a unique insight into The Truman Show. Read More