Reality show has achieved great success in the world. A vital part of reason is that the audiences are interested in players who attend a reality show game and gain the final prize.
“Amazing race” already broadcast on 26th seasons. And this series are very popular in the world. The biggest difference between China and the American version of The Amazing Race is that all the contestants are came out of the ordinary people in American version. They tried to won a $1 million prize. The program invited Chinese celebrities to win $1 million RMB public found.
“Amazing race” is a racing program,so it is very important to keep the pictures stability. “Amazing race” employed experienced photographers, they reduce the unstable pictures. “Amazing Race China” is lack of experience in this field. Some times,audiences fell dazzling,because the screen shake is very serious. Some of the team photographers and radio division even left behind the team in a few episode in “Amazing Race China”. A good shot can increasing audiences passion,and it make the show better. There are a lot of stunning scenes each term in “Amazing race”, it greatly increasing the audience’s tension. The programme group shot the show in different places each episode.Different places show different cultures,it make this show appreciation. Audiences can see both the fierce competition and region amorous feelings.”Amazing Race China” invited Chinese famous star as a player. They are no preparation the game. And they don’t know anything. Therefore, a lot of useless shot show to audiences.It put the cart before the horse. At the same time,it also can’t build that kind of emotional tension, sometime audiences even can’t hear any sound,make the show simple. Chinese version of “Amazing Race” including a lot of interview about the relationship between player and player,so it show more emotions and feelings to audiences.
Chinese reality show started late. They have a lot of shortcomings. And American television entertainment industry development is relatively perfect. Chinese TV people have to create a program with Chinese local characteristics. And the shows can not copy a program in the form of foreign countries.