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<b>Our 'Running Man' reality</b>: Even discounting the absurd challenges of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP004494" title="NBC" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/television-industry/nbc-ORCRP004494.topic">NBC</a>'s dignity-defying <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000115662" title="Game Shows" href="/topic/entertainment/television/game-shows-ENTTV000000115662.topic">game show</a> "Minute to Win It," it's the show's construction that we find most unsettling. From the coldly hyper-stylized set to the instructions delivered by a soothing, faux-robot voice, the show feels like a campy, sci-fi depiction of a dystopian future &#8212; except it's actually happening. Remember back when "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" was the end of civilized TV as we knew it?

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Our 'Running Man' reality: Even discounting the absurd challenges of NBC's dignity-defying game show "Minute to Win It," it's the show's construction that we find most unsettling. From the coldly hyper-stylized set to the instructions delivered by a soothing, faux-robot voice, the show feels like a campy, sci-fi depiction of a dystopian future — except it's actually happening. Remember back when "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" was the end of civilized TV as we knew it?

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