The Cable Guy (1996)

Do you remember Jim Carrey’s “The future is now” rant from the cult-classic film The Cable Guy? It went a little something like this: “Soon every American home will integrate their television, phone and computer. You’ll be able to visit the Louvre on one channel, or watch female wrestling on another. You can do your shopping at home, or play Mortal Kombat with a friend from Vietnam. There’s no end to the possibilities.” Maybe we should listen to Carrey more often because he was right about literally everything. 

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  1. Polly • September 14, 2018 @ 1:42 PM

    Nadream70 its definitely been proven that reality tv didn’t actualy become “mainstream” til the 2000’s. So yeah there’s been reality tv BEFORE truman but it didn’t become super relevant in our society til just after.

    it’s aslo fair to say that we indulge in reality tv just like the watchers of truman did because something like the real world was more like entertainment, but now we watch things like real house wives or kardashian whatever and we’re actually invested like we think we know these people, their our friends, ect. we buy their products, we make them famous on social media. Its a completely different realm you know? very interesting….

  2. Nadream70 • September 14, 2018 @ 10:44 AM

    Re: The Truman Show – have you heard of The Real World on MTV. This reality show pre dates TTS by, at least, five years.

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