Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What Would You Do?

So Primetime has a new show called What Would You Do and it's like candid camera except not funny. They put people is socially awkward situations and then look at how they react. For example, one show had two actors on a date and the girl goes to the bathroom and the boy slips white powder in her drink, then they look at how the people in the bar react. Another one was two actors go to the gas station and one steals gas from the other while he's in the convenience store. So this got me started me thinking (I think this was the point) of what I would do in similar situations. Honestly in some of them I have no idea what I would do. Like for instance the bar scene.... I know myself well enough to know that I would confront the date, that's just not the kind of person I am. But I might tell the bartender that I had seen something. That scene also was experimented with the girl looking a little bit slutty, this got a totally different reaction. Almost no one did anything when she was dressed like that. So so so interesting. I am a social observer and I love stuff like this. It's just crazy to think about these different situations, or even ones historically like the Holocaust and Hitler and think how you would have reacted. It's easy to judge something from an outsider's point of view but what would you do if you were really there???