Most Watched Pakistani Reality Show – Living On the edge

Living on the Edge is the only Pakistani reality show other then dance and singing competitions, which involves physical tasks, some drama, cat fights, many more spices and most important of all “BREAKING NEWS”.

Complete setup of this show is in hands of Waqar Zakka, who messes up this show as much as he can.He has somehow tried to generate copy of Indian reality show Roadies and a part from Splittsvilla. I have watched two of the seasons of Waqar’s show and came to know that his level of making this show popular is far low as compared to any other reality show.


 I found his show quiet abnormal like audition episodes are prolonged more than necessary whereas main tasks take  7 or 8 more episodes after auditions. And in these 7 or 8 episodes ,we are still unable to watch properly formatted and well compiled show rather, a cat fight takeover whole of the episode sometimes. Also, 5-6 people get eliminated at once and more than that the unending finale.. arghhhhhh..  last season’s finale seemed as if it will never end. Even after announcement of ultimate Prince and Princess Waqar raised many twists and turns..seemed as if he is not willing to give prize money to the contestants.

This time, Waqar has created another drama. Firstly, he put Aroosa in limelight for mirch masala and cat fights.


When show was about to come to end ,he stopped the show claiming that people are saying that Finale contestants are totally incapable of being in the finale and then he raised messaging campaign through which he tried to earn handsome amount of money. And after that very day till now, we didnot hear any news about Living On the Edge Finale. I guess, it was Waqar’s strategy to make this season that way. He earned much , and when the turn of giving away the prize money came, he arose silly issues. Else, this could also be a possibility that he doesn’t get much amount through his show this time and he tried to get more amount through that messaging trick so that he can collect the prize money atleast and then come up with the finale.. :p

Poor Pakistanis still enjoy this show as this is the only so called cool kind of reality show and one of its own kind in Pakistan..

 Do share your views about this show.

Till then Sayo Nara,

Rabia Basharat.


My name is Shozib Ali. I have done Bachelors in Media Sciences. Currently Working as an administrator and content writer for reviewit.

  • something is better than nothing…i enjoy living on the edge show specially the audition episodes…;-)

    • Even I am also a follower of this show but there are certain things that Waqar needs to polish.I hope this show will get better and better with time.

  • actually the show provides us with so good comedy that one really should watch this show….i mean specially the auditions;you just die laughing at times
    and i wonder why people follow WZ and his rules, when ther’s just no stretogy to run the show if he wants somebody to stay in the show he stays there even if his performance is zero,and his illogical breaking news that can fall on the heads of the poor contestants are v.annoying but the interesting part is that still every body watches this including me and incase if he misses the episode he/she also consults youtube /dailymotion:p

    • Thats so true blue.. Even I watched complete season using daily motion.
      I must say you have rightly judged WZ show strategy.

  • Thank you Rabia for putting forward your views about the most hideous show ever shown on Pakistani screens. I know, I will sound unfair because I myself follow the show, but not as in to follow but to see what progress us Pakistanis have made in terms of reality shows. & for this reason, I am certainly & always disappointed.

    It is for sure really really disgusting to see the level to which the contestants stoop just because they want to come on the TV. I thought we were past the stage, past that mental slavery at which we thought that coming on a TV is the biggest achievement. Ohkay, it must be but only when you achieve something you can be proud of.

    The only people I found decent or educated were Alizeh & Uzair & I loved the wise choice of words of Alizeh because she was never seen crossing the limits but then it did leave me with a thought that what was a girl like her doing on the show? She doesn’t belong there.

    I really don’t understand why we Pakistanis forget who we are, we don’t have to be cheap in order to prove a point to the world, we don’t have to cross our limits to show our capabilities, we don’t have to stoop to such a low level just to build our images.

    I don’t even want to get started on Aroosa because then I will be leaving my limits & will run out of decent choice of words. But before talking about the girl herself, I think it’s Waqar who needs to be blamed. He himself is just a plain drunk junky who has lost his values, I guess he is heavily funded to portray the bad image of Pakistan but then when I see those long queues of young girls & boys, their passion to do even the cheapest of cheap deeds just to get some fame, I run out of words & thoughts. Both are to be blamed, the producers, Waqar Junka & the percentage of the younger generation who have no aims in life.

    May Allah bless Pakistan & especially the media people who have such a huge responsibility in their hands to build or to ruin the image of Pakistan but sadly they’re working towards negativity.

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