Realiti on YouTube

Thanks to artyfeelhoneyme, who left a comment about this below, I now know that you can find episodes of Realiti on YouTube. For example, if you are able to search here and here, and are patient enough to wait for the thing to load, and then willing to watch it as a small-sized version with slightly less than average sound quality, and to repeat it three or four times for each episode... hell, you can watch Realiti on the net.

The truth is, I don't think Ping quite imagined that people would be enjoying the show like this. I remember how much he fussed (and me too, actually) when he found out that when TV3 were broadcasting Table for Two in mono, when he had laboriously hard-crafted a stereo soundtrack. (For Realiti, he has simply lowered the bar of expectation to tripping-over point by supplying 8TV only mono versions of the episodes.)

I mean, lets face it. YouTube is not where you go when you want to watch high-quality picture video. And only if you have enough bandwidth. But, yeah, I get it. It's the only place people who can't get 8TV on Sunday nights can go to. They have no choice. And yet there are those who still wait to download and watch it. I am impressed.

And more. I think that the profit-making point for DVDs of TV shows is very low: somewhere in the region of a thousand discs (I'm talking about legal copies here, selling for forty or fifty ringgit a disc). Somebody just needs to be persuaded that there's a market out there for this. However, I think that Popiah Pictures doesn't have the final say, because the rights pretty much belong to 8TV. But money persuades, right?

If Realiti goes to DVD, we're talking about people being able to enjoy an even better version of the show than what you see on TV. In proper letterbox format. With no censorship. With extras (imagine: full versions of the kids' performances on stage, Baby in full flirty glory).

In stereo, even.

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posted on Thursday, September 28, 2006 - permalink
don't forget to include behind the scenes of casts and crews, bloopers and incidents plus explaination y the storyline is this way and that. Just adding some suggestions :)
If Realiti is released on DVD, I would buy!! :) My sister, brother and I are so hooked on the show! Love all the casts and LOVE the whole plots and all. "Realiti" is even better than "Gol & Gincu" if you ask me! :)

I am a huge fan of One Tree Hill and The O.C, AND I think that Realiti could almost rival those international tv shows! Way to go!

So yeah, I would DEFINITELY buy! ;)
Thanks a lot, Cherz - that's about the best praise received about the show. Ping wanted the production to be at the 'international' level, and One Tree Hill was one of the shows he talked about, so he'll be pleased by what you said.

As for the DVD (or even just the soundtrack), my advice is to drop a line to 8TV and say you'd buy one if they released it. If you ask enough times, I'm sure they'd actually go through with it!
well. you can always send email to izham and request for a DVD version plus soundtracks.
Who knows where to download XRumer 5.0 Palladium?
Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!
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Forums that discuss Realiti

One of the comments I received asked which forums do I stalk to find out what people think about Realiti. Well:

I have been told that I should stop browsing through these forums. It seems the comments given on them are dubious, and I don't want to end up so hooked on them that I start refreshing the darn things every 20 minutes to see if there are new comments, but... hey, I feel like it's partly my baby (or at least, godson), and I care what people think.
posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - permalink
hey there, got your link through the forums. but personally in my opinion. I really enjoys shows produced by popiah pictures. totally love it. but i didnt get to catch every series. all i could do is to try my luck in internet but sadly no. hope to see some of the series appears in dvd :D it'll be great. realiti is so nice because personally had the experience too. being involve in reality tv series, dealing with the contestant, the fans and the producers. it's tough.. good job for producing such show! love it!
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Realiti - Episode 4 notes

Sorry if some of you think this is a little late, I have classes to teach this week. Anyway, here are the notes, and some pics. Enjoy.

(This episode on YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Realiti. 10pm Sundays on 8TV, starring Azizan Nin, Ashraf Sinclair, Melissa Maureen, Alvin Wong, Chelsia Ng, Radhi Khalid. With Juliana Ibrahim, Maria Farida, Lydia Ibtisam. What would you do to become a star?

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posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - permalink
I've been trying so hard to watch as many locally produced TV drama as I can. But somehow I always missed the ones at 8TV. Entahlah, I hardly tune in to 8TV. But after discovering your blog, I am keen to watch Realiti next Sunday.
hey dzof, which forum do u go to? i've been trying to find some interesting ones.. and yes, the "all i need is the girl" is cheeeeessse to the max. ;-) amy.
I have 3 episodes up at my Youtube. Can view them at I've received many positive comments abt the show esp from M'sians staying abroad. And they want more of Realiti.
I like Realiti very much although sometimes i have to miss it bcos of "remote control" wars... anyway, great that i can find them in youtube now. I saw this episode and here's what i think:
-I like the 1 flush means yes line.
-I dont think all i need is the girl -line cheesy...girls dig it ma.
-The song Melody feels sexy in?? err...Not sexy..
-Naz is a perfect Jay.
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Some of you might have noticed that was down over the weekend and that visitors were encouraged to register domain names and to buy land. Like Juliana asked: "How come, Dzof, you now into real estate, ah?".

I very sheepishly must admit that it was because somebody-who-shall-remain-unnamed had not renewed the domain in time. In my defence, that was because my contact email had changed and I hadn't updated the registrar.

However, it's up again, it's rocking again, and I hope that it'll stay up and rocking.
posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - permalink
Yeah... may be I was the first to have it discovered when I tried to open it up infront of you in the office. And... it turned out to be my mail didn't go thru and I had to mail it again that night...
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Realiti - Episode 3 notes

Okay for those of you who complained that I hadn't gotten episode 3 notes up quickly enough (you know who you are), I just want you to know that there is a reason for it. The bulk of this week's episode notes come from Razlina Ramli, the writer for this week's epsiode. However, even with the magic of email, it takes time for notes to travel across the ether.

Anyway, if you like this week's episode and want to be able to write like that, you can actually learn how to do so from Raz. She teaches creative writing at 95% Trainings. Yes, a free plug, but I like her.

(This episode on YouTube: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

I haven't been able to keep completely quiet though. The notes in italics are mine, everything else comes from Raz.

Photos courtesy of Popiah Pictures and Chelsia Ng.
Burn looking cool, Amir looking onBurn and January and... someone elseThe kids pose for their adoring fansNickson and Calvin sitting in a... erm... Meet The Fans Photo Op Session?

Burn and Melody about to take the plungeBurn takes it out on a bag while the crew ducks for coverMelody protecting herself from Ping's directions

Realiti. 10pm Sundays on 8TV, starring Azizan Nin, Ashraf Sinclair, Melissa Maureen, Alvin Wong, Chelsia Ng, Radhi Khalid. With Juliana Ibrahim, Maria Farida, Lydia Ibtisam, Gambit, Kee Thuan Chye, Nell Ng. Guest appearances by Mazin Siraj, January Low, Maimon Mutallib, Abu Bakar Juah, Natasha Saeed Megad, Soefira Jaafar, Cheyenne Stutzriem. What would you do to become a star?

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posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - permalink
luv the song ; white roses..

may i have a copy ^_^
I don't have a copy of White Roses, but I agree it's quite good. If you like this song (or any other song that an actor sings on the sow), you should hassle 8TV ( and ask them if they're going to do a soundtrack for the series. Or make it available as a download.
Sniff..Sniff.. I actually thought I did quite ok in that scene.. but.. Sorry I didn't live up to expectations.. )'':
Aiyo... Raz said she wrote the scene with claws, if director never ask you to take out claws, how to scratch, meh?
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Negative reviews for Episode 2

The chatter on the boards for episode 2 is that it is a little boring, presumably not as good as episode 1. This, naturally, is a little disappointing, especially since I thought it was quite okay. I wasn't expecting "great", but to get "bosan" and "merepek" is a blow to the ego.

I suppose, in hindsight, what looks to be the main storyline takes a while to wrap up - but there are other stories as well. Hmm. Must get some distance and watch it again in a few week's time to try and see what could have been improved.

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posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - permalink
I skipped all programmes on Channel 5 to catch 8tv's Realiti. Its only into its 3rd episode and I'm already hooked. Help!
And please stay hooked. I personally think it gets better in the second half of the season. (But then, I also don't think that any of the episodes are truly very bad, and that this is the best locally produced thing on Malaysian TV this year.)
Finally!.. Oh.. Just wanna say..
It's Tuesday now and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is waiting for your Ep3 post. What's taking you so long!?
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Realiti - Episode 2 notes

This episode, I wrote. Or, at least, my name is on the writing credits. To be honest, every episode written goes under Ping's scrutinous eye and he usually ends up re-writing various scenes. Even then, there are changes between the final draft and what goes on screen. On the whole I am fairly happy with the episode, and I think it's pretty okay. Not the best I can do, and not the best in the series, but okay-lah.

Of course, spoilers abound, so take care if you haven't seen the show yet. (This episode on YouTube: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Photos courtesy of Popiah Pictures and Chelsia Ng.

Nickson and Melody looking coolNow, Burn and Melody looking cool

Hanging out while shooting the title sequenceBurn just before he blows his topNickson examining what's growing out of his belly button

Realiti. On Sundays on 8TV, starring Azizan Nin, Ashraf Sinclair, Melissa Maureen, Alvin Wong, Chelsia Ng, Radhi Khalid. With Juliana Ibrahim, Maria Farida, Reefa, Lydia Ibtisam, Kee Thuan Chye. Special appearances by Fly Guy, Bernie Chan and Carmen Soo. What would you do to become a star?

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posted on Monday, September 11, 2006 - permalink
So you are the guy behind dthe show, hey i missed the first episode

but i made it for the second episode, very nice

brilliant job!
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I don't like the billboard for Realiti

If you drive down the Federal Highway from PJ to the city, as you're passing Amcorp Mall, you'll notice the very large ad with the pretty Ambank girl on the right hand side (Google Map overhead). At this point, flick your eyes to the front, and you'll see a billboard promoting Realiti, the new drama show on 8TV.

The ad looks a little like this:

I don't like it very much. Not only do the stars not look very good on it (I blame lighting, makeup and post-production, not the actors themselves, you understand), it really doesn't tell you very much about the show. Well, "Lima Peserta, Satu Impian" is kind of okay, it's still not quite there.

Of course, I must try to do better-lah. So in my very amateurish way, here is my suggestion for a billboard:
Free Image Hosting at

I prefer this because it tells you more about the kids themselves, and they look more personable and welcoming (the key word here is 'identifiable). The down-side is that there are too many words, and you might not take it all as you whiz past at 90kmh. Nevertheless, I know of more than a few guys who'd drive back and forth just to get a better look at Melissa Maureen. And girls who want to see Ashraf Sinclair. It's no accident pretty people are used in a TV series, you know.

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posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - permalink
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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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