Imagine settling in for a cozy night in front of the television screen. You’re in the mood for something light, so you slap on Project Runway, or maybe an old reality show like The Hills if you’re feeling nostalgic. Are you scandalized to learn that these shows are heavily edited, or even scripted? Would you prefer to watch things happen as they really might have—Lauren Conrad and co. acting like co-workers instead of archnemeses—or do you get a kick out This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 39 Learn Lenience We were all young once. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Pay it Forward How to be a mentor. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Be Accountable On youth and responsibility. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Think Back A reexamination of nostalgia. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Grow Up In praise of aging. Arts & Culture Issue 38 Go Online Etiquette for making rituals digital.