The Trouble with Eden

Reality TV has been around long enough now that you'd think there would be rules in place to handle every contingency. The story of the British reality game show Eden hints that it's not necessarily so. Contestants were taken to an island off the coast of Scotland and expected to fend for themselves for a year, while being filmed as they bond with each other and struggle for survival.  

The contestants on the show try to complete a task with zero outside assistance or contact with the outside world for one year.   But here’s the kicker.  There were 23 contestants that started.  13 quit and 10 finished the show, only there was one small problem.  By the time the 10 surviving contestants came back, the show had already been cancelled for 7 months.

That tidbit leaves us with so many questions. Did the camera operators stay after the show was canceled? Will the cast and crew be paid? If they cheated and got outside help, as reported, why didn't they hear the news? Is this whole story a publicity stunt to get us all watching a possible revival? Read the story, and see clips from Eden at TVOM.

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