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Would You Go On A Reality TV Show To Win A Bunker?

There are some strange reality TV shows with some strange prizes but one new reality show Last Family On Earth is giving away a bunker as the prize.

The surprising thing is that people actually want to win it.

The show Last Family on Earth is a US production which will feature survivalists competing to show how tough and resourceful they are. The winner gets an underground bunker in an undisclosed location.

The people on the show apparently believe in the Mayan prophecy that the world is going to end in December 2012.

NBC Los Angeles writes:

Sharon Levy, executive vice president of original programming at Spike, said the series doesn’t necessarily coincide with the theory that the ancient Mayan civilization predicted the end of the world will arrive in December 2012.

Levy said polls show that many people believe that there will be some catastrophic event like an earthquake or epidemic that threatens civilization, and these are the people who will participate in the show.

“We don’t think there’s anything funny about that,” Levy said. “We think it’s a very interesting segment of the population that is very prepared, is highly intelligent. These are regular people. These are not people that you may think are living in a shelter in the middle of the woods. These could be your friends.

“We’re taking it very seriously,” she said. “We know they’re taking it very seriously, and we think it’s going to be incredibly riveting.”

Not that the producers necessarily believe the world is going to end as they said if it rates there could be a few more seasons in it.

Well if the world is going to finish at the end of this year, maybe we should all start working through our bucket list or unleash a little.

I might drop my policy on not perving at under 25 year old guys. Yes Andy from Masterchef I am talking about you. Also will start spending flagrantly on a hedonistic lifestyle including top end liquor, excessive eating and inappropriate men. Obviously I will continue blogging whilst leading this new and exciting lifestyle as reality TV news never dies.

What would you do if you knew the world was ending in six months?

7 comments

1 Georgie { 06.09.12 at 12:17 pm }

From memory the Mayan theory has called this for December of every year since I’ve had a memory.

I like that the bunker will be built in an unknown location! Who by?

Pretty funny that those who believe a catastrophic earthquake will threaten civilisation, actually want to be under the ground when it happens. That should ‘seal their fate’!

I probably wouldn’t do anything different because basically I’m an optimist – or a coward, which is the same thing really.

2 brain dead dave { 06.09.12 at 12:26 pm }

A friend of mine believed an internet cult doomsday prediction that the earth would be destroyed in June 2003. Sold his house and everything and haven’t heard of him since. It’s a jungle out there.

My prediction for 2012 -Julie Goodwin will put on weight.

3 Georgie { 06.09.12 at 12:29 pm }

And Jowlsy will tear out a flogging great fart!

4 brain dead dave { 06.09.12 at 12:35 pm }

If he hasn’t suffered a colon blockage with the enormous forkful of lobster he wolfed down in Ta$mania.

If Jowl$y thought the end of the world coming, he’d be like an overweight cravatted squirrel on steroids storing macarons for after the apocalypse.

5 Georgie { 06.09.12 at 12:40 pm }

Is there a tree big enough?

6 Reality Raver { 06.09.12 at 2:17 pm }

BDD – Your friend probably went and hung his head in shame. Apparently the world was meant to end in October last year. I know some guy that got all het up about the YK2 bug and squirrelled away water and cans of food, and he was a seemingly intelligent guy with a good job.

7 Joseph Skyrim { 06.12.12 at 1:52 pm }

Not sure about living in a bunker but I can always use more space. Got heaps of provisions all the time anyway simply because I don’t like shopping. Canned foods ahoy! 😛

If I knew the world was ending in 6 months then I would probably try sort it out so it didn’t. 😉