It's real in that it is real people who are not được trao a direct script but it is fake when it comes to producers. Producers will coach them subtly and will encourage them to say things hoặc approach someone so they can get the footage and chỉnh sửa it to create the storyline they're trying to sell on t.v.
Long story short, it's a gray area. Real people, guided situations. They are trying to produce something that will get an audience after all. Certain narratives 'work'.
Yes, when the camera is going - we do act differently - so if bạn are someone who is on one of these shows there is no doubt that your reactions / interactions are influenced bởi the camera. Add that to the fact that some of this stuff is really scripted to an extent bởi the producers. Also, editing of the footage - making it seem that thêm drama is occurring than normal as they may be taking drama for a whole week and put it into an giờ - making it seem that all this is happening in just one hour.