Reality shows are everywhere. You have the basic ones -- Survivor, America's Top Model, The Amazing Race, The Apprentice, The Bachelor, Beauty and the Geek, Big Brother... the list goes on and on. There is only one problem, whether intended or not — these shows end up being stabbing your best friend in the back for one million dollars. Although this makes good television, it isn't the best message.
Who Wants to be a Superhero is the first reality show testing others on good behavior. Contestants go around doing good things for people. Whoever fails at being good gets eliminated from the show. Last season, there was a superhero named the Iron Enforcer. Now, in a challenge, the superheroes had to race across town. Now, there was a catch. Superheroes were suppose to stop and help a little girl who was lost. Now, the Iron Enforcer ran by her. To back matters worse, he then added he would gladly kill someone who was in the way of him becoming a superhero. Whoever is left standing gets a comic book treatment and a TV movie.
Yesterday, I got to witness the first day of open auditions in Los Angeles, the fifth stop around the country searching for 12 contestants (some think this season will have more, because there's more episodes, but we aren't really sure). Now, I was confused at first, because I've never seen the show. After a few auditions, it was really fun. The possible superheroes were really colorful in wacky costumes. It's going to be really hard to pick just a handful, because I could see tons of these guys being the next Spiderman or, my favorite, Wolverine. Now, I want to be a superhero. If you watch the auditions for an half an hour, this is what happens... it is so much better than real life.