Realiti on bittorrent

I've just discovered that Realiti is currently available on bittorrent from It should be of higher quality than what you get off YouTube.

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posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - permalink
i was thinking of not telling you this, i was the one who posted all 10 episodes on the d-addicts. i got the realiti show from my friend who record it directly from the tv. he posted me the show since i am studying overseas, and this is probably the best malaysian TV drama ever i have watched. so i geared up myself and promote to everyone that i know, by posting it up on d-addicts. i hope u dont mind though. i did it because i thought the show is so good. now u even got fans from all over the world. people from Japan and US have asked me when will i post other malaysian TV drama. interesting isnt it? okay, anyhow, keep posting up on your blog. thank you so much for the show and for your creativity.hope to see more of your work!
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Take a bite out of Kitchen Confidential

I told myself: No more posts about TV now that Realiti has ended it's run. And, yet, the debut of Kitchen Confidential on Malaysian TV (NTV7, Wednesdays 10.45pm) forces me to at least say, Watch this show, even though it didn't last for more than 13 episodes, it's pretty tasty. Based on the Anthony Bourdain autobiography of the same name, it's a comedy in the style of Arrested Development set in the sizzling-paced world of haute cuisine.

Never mind the corny description, give the show a nibble. Okay, okay, give it a chance.


posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - permalink
Read the book, was very entertaining. Bourdain's really funny and a good non-fiction writer. Can't say the same for his cheesy fiction though.
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So, Realiti's over. What next?

So, Realiti (season 1) is over and done with - what next? Well, I still don't know if there will be a second season of the show. Usually, if it takes this long for people to decide, it would mean a 'no'. Believe or not, the budget for this was quite high for a Malaysian show, and even then there wasn't enough left over to do any reshoots or rerecordings. On the other hand, if a company stepped forward and said they were willing to sponsor it, I'm sure it's something 8TV would sit up and listen to.

ANYWAY, that still hasn't stopped us discussing privately what we could do in a second season. Admittedly, they're short four or five sentence conversations, and I can confidently say that a second season may or may not include the following:

As you can see, Ping and I are great about planning ahead.

Nevertheless, there is another new Popiah Pictures production on the horizon. This is not Realiti. This is a completely different show. We're not even sure about the title yet. I'm currently going for Dwi Dunia or Hidup Kembar, but a good title should tell you what the show's about in an instant, and neither of these do.

The show will be similar to Realiti in a few ways:

The show will be different in a few ways too:

I'm sure the last point may have made people sit up. Hmm. That's all I can tell you now, simply because the rest we haven't really decided yet. Probably due out sometime mid/late 2007.

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posted on Sunday, November 12, 2006 - permalink
all the best then!
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Things I learnt from Realiti

Whew. Realiti has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride. For my own good, I should do some sort of 'lessons learnt' post. Because it's always good to relook over what you've done and cringe at your mistakes. And if I do it as a post, I can get some of you to shout at me if I've missed anything out, or got anything wrong. Anyway, this is what I know, now that I've done the show:

There's probably a few more things I can write about, but I'm geting hungry, and I need to eat. Man cannot live on words alone, you understand.

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posted on Thursday, November 09, 2006 - permalink
it hasn't been a week and i already miss realiti....please make a season 2 wif the same cast. without them, the show will just be different....well, the things i learnt from realiti is to never underestimate a local show coz it is just as good as the others !

p.s. i wasn't able to catch the first episode so i scanned through the whole You Tube but failed to find it....could u pleaseee...upload it..
You can actually find links to all the YouTube vids at
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Realiti - Episode 10 notes

So, the final episode of Realiti, with a grand final and a whole slew of stories being wrapped up. What's surprising is that everyone thinks it ends on a cliff-hanger, but we didn't really mean to design this with a second season in mind - it should be watchable on its own.

Personally, I'm a little disappointed with this episode. It's okay, I guess, but for a season finale, it should be more than okay. Several things work against it: the season storylines seem to trot down to a gentle amble, the performances in the finale aren't the best, and some of the acting and writing feels a little rushed.

On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome shots (particularly in the Burn story) and it does end with a bang.

Nevertheless, I've said it before, and I'll say it now. Notwithstanding my bias, I think that Realiti is the best Malaysian show on television this year. If you agree with me, you should drop 8TV a line and thank them for it.

Missed it? YouTube it: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Realiti. 10pm Sundays on 8TV, starring Azizan Nin, Ashraf Sinclair, Melissa Maureen, Alvin Wong, Chelsia Ng, Radhi Khalid. With Nazrudin Rahman, Juliana Ibrahim, Kee Thuan Chye, Reefa, Lydia Ibtisam, Nell Ng, Cheyenne Stutzriem, Aishah Sinclair. Special appearances by Fat Fabes, Carmen Soo and Fly Guy. What would you do to become a star?

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posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - permalink
heya, i too thought it was a cliff hanger. but it really doesn't matter cuz i want a season two and more! i even send a message to 8tv pleading for them to bring back Realiti. it's been an amazing show and such superb storyline boosted with fantabulous production.

and btw, thanks for uploading the song sung by chelsia ng, it's my favourite yet!
overall, good show. but i do think the storyline is so rushed, especially ep 10 coz i think u guys were trying to tie up all the stories. wished it was longer la... but then, maybe u guys put too much drama on one contestant. banyak sgt drama until kinda missed out on the main plot - the competition. but if the series was longer and u had more time to develop each stories, i think it would have been great. not that it isn't great now! and mac and wahida - dah agak mesti got something between them. right from the beginning, there was some tension between the 2.

ps: which building did u guys film all the roof top scenes? me and my bro are trying to figure out... we're thinking somewhere in city, near OCBC bank/Bank Bumi.
Al: The building in question is Bangunan Ming in Bukit Nenas. Take a look on the map, and see if you can identify the landmarks you see off the rooftop!
i love love joe and burn's phone conversation.. keep repeating the scene over n over again..super kudos to reefa's acting..
and their fighting scene before too.. the best la..
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Best of Them All - Cast of Realiti

So I said I wouldn't upload any mp3s, but I kinda really like this song, so I decided to YouTube the sucker. Nice song, all the kids sound okay - what more do you want?

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posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - permalink
thankz for uploading the video.. i love it sooo much and its so sweet.. but then aite, when will the realiti of episode 10 will be upload..?i m from s'pore so can't get the channel of 8tv so i just depend on the youtube itself..can upload a bit faster? can't wait fer the episode.. thank u very much!!
Aww, thanks for the vid!

And the final episode was awesome!! It's too short la, the show! I want more!!

There really should be a season 2, BUT with the same casts please! It wouldn't be the same without the same casts!

p/s: The last part was a good cliffhanger but when there's a cliffhanger, there SHOULD be a sequel! ;) Also, please don't tell me Burn died!!!
good show. great effort. too bad melissa (baby) cant sing
dzof, i emailed izham but he said they're looking at the DVD, but he said it's tough to come out with the soundtrack. i really want the soundtrack :P
Isaac: Wow. That's the first I've heard of the DVD. I'm not entirely surprised about the soundtrack (since the songs are pretty short as they are recorded now, and there probably needs to be heavy re-recording for some of them). But DVD? Hmm...
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One Step by Chelsia Ng

The voters have spoken: If it's Melody Yeoh you want, it's Chelsia Ng you'll get!

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One Step by Melody, from the first episode of Realiti.

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posted on Saturday, November 04, 2006 - permalink
Great song and she sounds great! :) But I do want songs by Amir!! Esp that english song he sang (NOT "Knocking On Heaven's Door" lol)!

Hmm, I'll go pester 8tv for the OST to be released la! :D
great song.. great voice!
where I can pimp the song? Mind sending me a copy? :P hehehe
a bit out of she has a sweet voice. =)
bongkersz: To be honest, I'm not even sure if I should be putting the song up, but I just wanted to share what I had. I hope you don't mind that I don't put a direct link to the song.
dzof.. hahahha...
post more songs :P :P :P
Thanks for the song. Put up more =)
hey dzof, wonder if people start writing to 8tv requesting to have a soundtrack. will they ever consider coming out one?
revolution, eve: Sorry... don't think I'll be posting more mp3s for the time being. Already somebody-whose-name-I-won't-mention-but-let's-call-her-Melissa merungut because she thinks I'm out to embarrass her or something.

isaac: What I think is that if somebody somewhere sees an opportunity to make money, then they will. And enough demand = opportunity. (Same applies for DVDs, naturally.)
i love this song.. the first time i heard chels singing it i was like.. ooohhhhh.. melted like butter.. :) thanks dzof for putting this up!! :)
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Realiti - Episode 9 notes

Which contestant would you like me to upload a song from?
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We're now one step away from the last episode of Realiti, and personally, I honestly don't know if the next is the last ever episode or not. 8TV haven't said whether they want a second season. If you are curious (or you really want to watch a second season of Mac trying to be tough, yet nice, to a bunch of good looking people), drop them a note at their website. Actually, if you want a soundtrack of their songs, or merchandise (they have a notebook with the five kids on the cover), then you can ask them for that as well.

Talking about the soundtrack, I have managed to get hold of the first cuts of the kids singing songs. These are recordings of Ashraf, Zizan, Mel, Chelsia and Alvin warbling, before final post-production, so it's all a little raw and... er... not as in tune as we would like. I want to put a track or two up, but I shall leave it to you all to decide which of the five get the priveliege. Vote in the poll in this post, and if you want one song in particular, tell me in the comments below.

So, as usual, don't read these notes if you haven't seen the episode. You can watch them 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 Nazrudin Rahman, Juliana Ibrahim, Kee Thuan Chye, Reefa, Lydia Ibtisam, Nell Ng, Aishah Sinclair. Special appearances by Fat Fabes, Carmen Soo and Fly Guy. What would you do to become a star?

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posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2006 - permalink
I noticed that the comments from the judges are sometimes pretty "soft".It's unlike the biting comments dished out by Roslan Aziz and Paul Moss.

Btw,are there going to be any reruns of Realiti?
Hmm, yah. Figuring out the judges comments didn't really keep us up all night. In hindsight, we could have used more acid, but the judges were half-ad libbing as well during the shoot.

I don't know about the reruns - Popiah Pictures has no say in that at all. You'll have to grill 8TV for that.
Hmm, what happen to the Baby's photoshoot? The magazine cover? What happen? And the part where Dayang was talking to her collegue in the 'makan room' ... She wasn't actually saying anything LOL! She's like mumbling then laugh for nothing... Alvin always use his lines right? Hahaha...
I'm not writer, but, whats so interesting about the Amir and Baby's story to keep them to the end? Personally, I think baby's story is so dragged out, its starting to get boring.
revolution: What happened was that the photographer promised Baby the cover, but he reneged on his part of the deal. You're meant to think this when Mac tells the other kids that the photographer tells them they all have a chance to be on the cover too. Not obvious, I know.

Anonymous: Yes, I don't completely disagree with you. The problem with the Amir/Baby story is that the stakes don't keep building up - neither doesn't have more to lose in ep9, as compared in ep7. But, the plan was to have Amir in until ep10 from the beginning ('popular kampung boy' phenomena). And his core story is whether to throw the competition or not.

Baby's core story is her relationship with Fazrina. It could have quite easily been swapped with Nickson's story (i.e. in ep8 instead of 10), but I liked the Nickson story so much, that I selfishly wanted to tell it by itself in ep8. Baby's story is more Ping's baby (pun semi-intended), so he addressed it in 9 and 10. I know, writer's ego gets in the way, but if I really believed it would make a big difference, I would have wrapped up Baby's story earlier, and Nickson's later.
i dont really feel so much for the competition. The storylines focused on external factors like family and friends. This rarely happens on real competitions because contestants gets temporary isolation from the world and its problems.

But the problems are the ones that we can really relate to. The competition is only a side-dish. I like.
how dare you post an unedited version of my singing? you know how bad it is already. AFTER editing. there goes my dignity...
Hey Mel, if people want to hear your melliferous voice, who am I to deny them? Power to the people! (Anyway, Chelsia/Melody beat you out on that one. Jangan jealous!)
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