Thaksin’s Reality Show

Spending the night with Thaksin - January 16, 2006
Below are some screen captures from the first night of the Prime Minister's reality show, Back Stage Show, on UBC channel 16. After the sun went down the images became surreal and grainy and the only sounds were crickets.


(Source: Back Stage Show, UBC)

10:22 pm - Men sit at a table and shuffle papers around.


(Source: Back Stage Show, UBC)

10:25 PM - A man in a yellow shirt spends a long time writing something.


(Source: Back Stage Show, UBC)

10:30 PM - Nothing is happening in this multi-camera shot


(Source: Back Stage Show, UBC)

10:36 PM - Thaksin steps outside and does some exercises.


(Source: Back Stage Show, UBC)

11:26 PM - A soldier looks around with night vision goggles.


(Source: Back Stage Show, UBC)

11:28 PM - Solders mill around outside the compound smoking cigarettes.


(Source: Back Stage Show, UBC)

Action around midnight: A soldier wanders around under the camera with a bottle of water.

PM launches "reality show" starring himself - Bangkok Post, January 16, 2006
...A survey conducted by Assumption University of 1,538 people in Bangkok, some 29 per cent said they disapproved of the "reality TV" plan, 20 approved and 51 had no opinion on the show.
Others have been downright critical.
"Solving the country's problems is not something to toy with. It certainly isn't a political fantasia," said Thirayudh Boonmee, a well known sociologist and government critic, referring to a popular Thai reality show "Academy Fantasia"...

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