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TOTAL DRAMA (ANIMATED SERIES)
Release Date: July 8, 2007 – present at time of writing (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Total Drama
The Story: A reality show recruits a group of young people to compete in challenges in an isolated location. Each season has a different themed setting, but each season sees the same celebrity wannabes returning for more drama and humiliation to recapture that 15 minutes of fame.
Notes: The cast were about 21 when the show started, and would be around 28 now. For now the show operating in real time still works for the Horror Universe concept. Another few seasons and they will be stretching the “young people” bit if they keep using the same characters.
SEASON 5 EPISODE 16 “TWINNING ISN’T EVERYTHING”
Release Date: July 8, 2014 (Contemporary Setting)
Horror Crosses: Evil Dead
The Story: The second half of season 5 is Total Drama Pahkitew Island. In this season they do have new contestants joining the cast, while they phase out the old cast. Clearly they want to keep with the concept as I said above. The setting this time is Camp Pahkitew. This episode centers around a balloon competition. Plus love and hate, loyalty and betrayal. Reality show stuff.
Notes: One of the contestants, Max, is a hopeful evil genius. He has snuck contraband into the camp, including a copy of the Necronomicon ex Mortis.