Television series like Big Brother, Expedition Robinson, The Mole, Playing it Straight, The Apprentice, Idols fall all in the category of Reality television. It might have been started by Big Brother. It was an instantanious succes. The masses watched. Television could go as low as the bottom of the deepest ocean. After Big Brother television would be as mundane and as pedestrian as Real Life. The contestants weren't acting, they played natural. So much like ourselves. How comfortable.