Milgram’s Experiment as Gameshow

Actually, it is a documentary on reality television entitled "How far can television go?" (shouldn’t it be "how low"?) as a critique of reality television. The documentary creates a fake gameshow based on Milgram’s experiment to determine how far contestants are willing to go.

I would love to see a similar documentary done in the United States. After eight years of 24 and government-sanctioned torture, it would be interesting to determine the impact on the people’s attitudes and behaviors. And with the added incentive of money (the only goal of any gameshow), I shudder to see a lot of people turn into torturer without a second thought.

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