Realiti - Pilot episode notes

Realiti. On Sundays on 8TV, starring Azizan Nin, Ashraf Sinclair, Melissa Maureen, Alvin Wong, Chelsia Ng, Radhi Khalid. What would you do to become a star?

"How come you haven't written about Realiti?" asked my producer Ping.

Well, I did. A long, long time ago. And now, unsurprisingly, Yahoo and Google are directing people to my website. And, of course, everything is a little out of date.

Personally speaking, I wanted to write a heck of a lot more about the show before it went on air. I wanted to write about how great Lydia Ibtisam was in rehearsals and how Radhi Khalid brought a different spin in his performance as the performance coach, Mac, that I hadn't anticipated while writing scripts. Might still write about them.

But the pilot for the show just aired on Sunday, and I guess I should write about that, albeit in a very I-was-involved-so-I-have-a-distorted-view-of-the-whole-thing sort of way.

I suppose I should explain what the show is about. I mean, the best way to figure that out is to watch it yourself, and so if any of you haven't seen it yet, I may be persuaded to send you over a copy of last Sunday's pilot episode. Alternatively, if you don't mind really crappy video quality, you can watch a copy of the short trailer on YouTube (No, Ping, I had nothing to do with that). If you want, I can also send a copy of the longer trailer. On the proviso, of course, that y'all share the bejeebus out of it with all your friends. Free publicity, good thing.

Nevertheless, for the curious-yet-impatient amongst you:
Realiti is a drama series about five different contestants in a reality drama show and what they go through as they battle each other and their pasts to win the contest.
I'm not entirely sure that was the best pitch possible, but it'll work.

Okay, so now I'm going to play a copy of the pilot in the background while I write the notes below. Yes, Sad, I know, but I really like this show, so I don't mind kind of watching it again. If you haven't seen the show, you should watch it first, otherwise it might not make that much sense. (This episode on YouTube: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Oh, before that, pretty pictures:

Photos courtest of Popiah Pictures and Chelsia Ng

posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - permalink
You're alive. :P
so much for waiting up for the first episode only to find out that its not aired till next week.. and how upsetting can it be.. to miss it when its finally aired!!! :) u forgot to mention that yours truly plays pop tv announcer .. probably comes on like 2 minutes through out the whole show :) special gitu ? :) lots of lovee!!!!!
stumbled upon the show last night halfway...glued to the tv. I love the cast selection!...was trying to figure out the title througout the show... I thought 8TV should at least show the title of the show during the breaks...had to google and found u...and ah...the show is called "Realiti" now i know....
ok, just one thing. melody's notebook? those where MY scribbles too, and some of them very constructive and poignant. i'd just like to mention that. because you know, its important to me. heh.

i don't think dzof likes me...
Sorry, Mel... didn't realise you had a contribution in those scribbles too. Should have recognised the inherently serious yet slightly loopy feel aboout them...

Aww... and I DO like you. Even when you talk about dragons and such.
dzof, i just wanna tell ya that I sorta 'borrowed' that promo pic of Realiti to put on my blog. Credit and link is given, as usual. Thanks a lot, man.

PS: If cannot, then tell me la, ok, then i'll take it down.
I'm soooo hooked. I love the series. Cast is fab, the production is tight. Story isn't too shabby either. Well done, Ping Ho, cast and crew! And credit to the writers too. Bravo.

And Alvin, you are just SO right for the role! Hah. 3 cheers to you, buddy!
A bit weird to ask this after like 2 years after the show, but I recently re-watched the series on youtube. It got me wondering though, what's that song playing right at the end of this pilot episode? Right before Mac(coach) heard Amir playing OAG's song.

It would be of great help, couldn't get any hits for the song based on it's lyrics. The song starts with "I don't believe in second best, i'm not trying to impress..."
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