I grew up watching television in the 1970s. Back then, we didn’t have the modern gadgets and smart appliances and devices of today. We either had the TV on or we were playing outside and making mud cakes in the rain. Watching the colourful lives of the people on TV often made me wonder if everything was real or not. From the real 1984 back then, to George Orwell’s creepy 1984, and then way back again to Vittorio De Sica’s The Bicycle Thief, here are my thoughts on how realism and reality TV programs of today made me think more about our different realities today. Click the link or find my written thoughts in the Reading Page.