In 1992, reality TV was a novelty. In 2000, it was a fad. In 2010, it’s a way of life.
It’s scary how fast reality TV has transformed over the years. We have created this cult like phenomena – one that is obsessed with seeing how others live. New reality shows are constantly being produced, it seems as though a new show is being released every month. But how did the popularity explosion of reality television happen? TIME magazine’s article Reality TV at 10: How It’s Changed Television – and Us provides an excellent inside on how reality television has significantly transformed over the years.