A new current affairs series addressing social issues has recorded its first episode outside Orchard Cineleisure.
The show called ‘Real Talk’ is hosted by Diana Ser and invites audiences to air their views.
Diana and her team will travel around the island filming for each show.
For the first episode, ‘Real Talk’ examines the pros and cons of instant fame.
Diana asks: “Does being an overnight star enrich your life? Or does it send out a message that you don’t have to work hard to get far?”
Stars of today like Adrian Pang and singer Sun Ho discuss reality TV stars from their perspective.
Adrian said: “The latest stage of this evolution is reality TV where anybody can be famous for their 15 seconds, 15 minutes, 15 months, however long it is.”
Sun Ho said: “I am for reality shows. I think first of all they are really interesting and secondly I do feel that it gives an opportunity.
“So shows like that actually give people that chance.”
And audience can hear how contestants of reality shows like ‘Superband’ made the best of their shot at fame and how their desire for stardom affected their lives.
Diana and her team will be travelling around the island to ask audiences to air their views on various topics.
But the Real Talk’s host knows she faces some tough issues.
Diana said: “It’s going to be challenging to get people to come onto TV and say I want to stand up to be counted and I want to speak my mind. But we’ll keep trying. So we’ll have our team on the grounds to try and get people to talk and encourage them to speak up and really get argumentative.”
But some in the audience already feel the show voices their views.
“I think it is great. I think we get different people to express the perspectives on different issues that are being discussed,” said one member of the audience.
“You will see different groups of people reacting to different opinions and you see what people think about it. And it really gets down to the heart about how people feels,” said another.
The series debuts on Channel NewsAsia on July 3rd at 8:30pm. – CNA/ch
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