ABC’s Primetime: What Would You Do is by far one of my favorite reality television shows. If you haven’t seen it before I strongly sugggest you click the link above. You’ll watch all of them in one sitting (not that I’ve.. uh.. done that..) The show takes place in public settings in America. There are awkward, uncomfortable, and wrongful situations, hidden cameras, and people standing up for others.It makes my heart melt every time I watch an episode (or even just a clip) from the show.
All kinds of issues are covered on the show: Racism, Teens in Trouble, Homophobia, Parenting, Elderly Abuse, Obesity and Weight Issues There are different reactions to these issues in public situations. I’d like to think a lot of them are handled the same way when the cameras aren’t around. I know it’s a reality television show so the producers probably give them a little push to get the scenes they need for good ratings. But, I also like to believe there is a lot of truth to the random people’s reactions.
Some people’s reactions on the show have brought me to tears. They drop what they’re doing to help someone, stand up for someone who needs help, or put someone in their place. I think the actors on the show are meant to be extreme but it makes the response from the random people who witness the scenarios even more heartwarming. This show restores my faith in humanity every single time.
John Quiñones, the host, gets to interview the participants at the end after they reveal the show and the actors. During the interview the people who responded to the situation always stand behind what they said to the actors involved.
I love seeing people doing good and standing up for what they believe in. The idea of this show is what I picture when I think of people living civilly. I hope everyone learns something when they watch it.
I also hope this show is around for a long, long time.
If you want to check out more of the show’s incredible clips you can go to their Youtube channel: