I'm a huge fan of the reality prank show sub-genre, but I strongly dislike mean-spirited reality shows. I don't think it was the producer's intention to be mean spirited. It certainly didn't seem to be aimed at humiliating the participants.
The first couple episodes of this show were hilarious with Steve putting Randi through a private hell with his obnoxious behavior, but things turned south in the final episodes with Randi's family. The bottom line is that irritating people and their victims are funny, but real families nearly being torn apart aren't.
I know some reviews have said the last couple episodes worked as drama, but I disagree. Drama needs to have some sort of point to work, and as often happens with reality, there was no clear point here.
These problems really should have been foreseeable. I don't know what the producers were thinking. As it was, it wrecked the show. If you want to see reality prank TV done right, skip this one and watch The Joe Schmo Show.
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