Part I Television plays a very large and influential role in spreading modern pop culture. It seems like there is no doubt that television are taking over and regulating many of our business, social value, and lifestyle. Its entertaining aspect led it to become a significant part of our lives. Since it has deeply rooted into our culture, we might believe that it always has been on our side.
She is a fan of reality television and has written this article to show the effect of reality television in the world we live in today and the messages they are sending to their audiences.
Haggerty focuses on popular reality television shows, such as Keeping up with the Kardashians and the Real World, and how their messages can negatively affect the viewers of these shows. These programs attempt to show how an ordinary person behaves or react in their daily life or in certain situation. Shows that promise more drama, suspense, romance, laughter, etc. Reality TV shows are a genre in which real people are shadowed closely by cameras.
Farnsworth invented the electric television, he probably did not think that it would be used to show people eating bugs, finding husbands based on votes of viewers, or living on deserted islands. But that is exactly what you can see any given night on television now. This newest form of television programming fad is the reality television genre.
Reality television is now on every station, every night, everywhere. Although reality television shows are thought to be negative they really are just mindless entertainment. Many can argue that these shows are misleading and disturbing. On the other side of this, people merely use these shows for entertainment and allow people to forget about stress in their lives. It has become part of the American culture to be informed of what almost every celebrity icon is doing, and who they are with at the moment.
Couples that were once said to be invincible proved everybody wrong, and let the pressure of being famous take over their lives. He was a professor of communication, the founder of cultivation theory and a media critic. I agree with him, what the media shows us is what becomes norm in our lives, because the media can shape how we view certain things and how we feel about ourselves, changing our reality at a whim or over time.
There are so many shows from so many topics on mostly every channel. As of lately, reality shows have been topping the charts and dominating the screens.
A majority of the shows are violent and inappropriate for the general audience. While there are ardent viewers of reality TV, researchers and other scholars disapprove them, and claim that the world would have been in a better place. Reality TV shows, especially in America, are extremely profitable to media owners, and this has increased their popularity in the recent years.
It is undisputed that Reality Television makes money. This has resulted in immense amounts of these programs being plastered across our screens.
This is no surprise, because this kind of TV program has become amazingly popular in recent decades. Such shows are entertaining and addicting to watch, as they focus not on fictional characters, but on real people put in different contexts and situations. However, regardless of the entertainment it delivers, a question may arise: is there something more to watching reality shows than being entertained?
When evaluating reality shows, several factors should be taken in consideration. Every reality show has a core idea to which the behavior of its contestants is subdued—though the participants are not obliged to act one way or another, they still follow the script, and their behavior is then evaluated by audiences, other show participants, moderators, and so on.
People can also become more involved with the shows than just watching. With technology such as the internet and web cams, people can watch reality shows 24 hours a day. There are also chat rooms and message boards for people to talk about their favorite reality show at any time. This allows the viewer to follow and interact with the show for more than thirty minutes. The show came become part of their everyday lives. Sexualizing 3-year olds and making them compete against each other should not be proper entertainment content and yet it has proven to be.
They give no hints to making sure that the characters in the shows must provide somewhat of a proper role model to be shown on TV. People seem to not care anymore about that, as long as its entertainment.
And I am not surprised at all given the circumstances. These young people are caught between taking the risk of a celebrity culture and looking for a job in a more traditional way.
Malik, Who exactly is to blame for such shows? One might say parents, but I believe that it is not only the parents that are responsible for this. Networks such as MTV and TMZ are so focussed on making profit that they forgot to take a step back and realize what shows such as these do to young adults.
Couples that were once said to be invincible proved everybody wrong, and let the pressure of being famous take over their lives. In conclusion, I do not disagree with reality shows in general, but I believe we should air more shows that contain qualitative content for our viewers. Another popular show, Temptation Island, sends unmarried couples to a tropical island to see if they will cheat on their partner with other sexy singles. Retrieved 12 30, , from foxnews. These young people are caught between taking the risk of a celebrity culture and looking for a job in a more traditional way. Indian cultures are eroding.
Another important point I wanted to discuss, to as why reality shows seem to provide poor role models, is that sadly this has become the perception of nowadays entertainment content on television. It does not matter if the shows are complete fiction or narratives and reenactments of a real crime that has taken place the gore, violence, and pure disgust keeps these viewers coming back week after week. People still get important information from their TVs and are also entertained from this same source. It will also discuss how the genre of Reality TV establishes its media practices in terms of production and consumption. With the existence of reality TV, people continue to question and discuss how influential and real actually it is. Reality television has been around for a while, but has changed tremendously.
The assistance of reality television shows, such as Dance Moms, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing with the Stars, present the inner workings of the dance community to the general public.
Since it is difficult to control the access of underaged audiences to TV programs, children and teenagers are exposed to the risks of developing a wrong perception of relationships based on what they see on TV, which is unacceptable RFA. Retrieved 12 26, , from homeworktips.
In addition, reality TV stars become very popular within a very short period of time. If you watch shows like Fear Factor and The Bachelor you will see ordinary everyday people doing all types of weird things for the "grand prize" of love or money. The question is why?