I look way better than her.” These degrading comments are much easier to make when behind a screen. In addition, everyone's a bit insecure. So, some will continue watching television to make themselves feel better. Some reality television shows show celebrities’ day to day normal life, even though their lives are far from normal, as they are being filmed. But the showing of their basic duties such as running errands, give us a sense of relatability that maybe we aren’t as far from celebrities as we think.
Have you ever wondered why people are so addicted to watching their favorite shows on TV? Have you ever wondered why reality TV is so popular? This paper is an explanation of why large numbers of people watch reality TV shows. Proof and facts will be provided showing that reality TV provides entertainment, inspiration, the stirring of emotions, vicarious living, and a substitute for social life for many who watch. Here are a few examples of these statements.
In fact, if this love of reality television keeps up, the nation may be facing a huge problem: people will actually start to believe that overreacting is the norm. So, is reality television actually teaching people to overreact? Being able to stay calm under pressure is generally considered to be an attribute to ones’ demeanor. Or is it?
Everyone has their personal opinions and arguments on whether television can be beneficial for the mind or is just another screen for us to mindlessly stare at for hours. Watching TV Makes You Smarter by Steven Johnson, and Thinking Outside the Idiot Box written by Dana Stevens, both authors take on opposing arguments in their articles. Both articles have weak and strong points. From Johnson's obvious title, readers clearly know what his standpoint is, watching TV can make you smarter. Steven Johnson’s article is filled with information and research to back up his statement in a logical way, but his graphs, and examples of out of date shows are can be often confusing for the reader.
Some reality shows teach us how we should and should not act. Some of these shows are just a joke and make us laugh because of how ridiculous it is. In these next few paragraphs I am going to categorize the different type of reality shows and how these shows have a positive and negative effect on people. So stop, go sit down, and listen about one of most interesting types of television, maybe even binge out while reading this paper. The first type or reality show that a lot of people love is the dating category.
The masses cheer and encourage their favorite tributes or contestants who reflect that any message portrayed can reach people if it captures their attention. Together, Collins rhetorical choices combine to become nonrealistic characteristics seen in reality television. Her choice in setting, identity construction, and desensitization of human emotion, pulls the reader even further into the actions displayed by the “actors.” Incorporating the context of reality television helps gives structure to the novel in order to demonstrate that while initial viewership of drama may seem harmless, the reality is that it desensitizes and dehumanizes a society just like Panem.
They see the overdone world of celebrities and other TV personalities and aim to be in a similar world. The goal of Reality TV is to create an art piece that captivates the most readers it possibly can. In terms of competitive TV shows, the contestants may have no idea of the tampering that the executives do with the footage and hence you can argue that they (the contestants) are real. However, knowing that the idea of being on TV appeals to many teenagers and adults alike, it’s easy for producers to convince these people to say or do certain things to set up arguments and create the drama and suspense for the viewers. With the addition of the dramatic music and camera tricks, these reality shows become a story.
Partying, inappropriate behavior, and even sometimes illegal activity sadly describe what many people view as entertainment today. It is known as reality television. Reality television has been around for a while, but has changed tremendously. The first “reality” shows were considered good and wholesome for the entire family. Now, many of these shows are not appropriate for children.
Likewise, reality TV is simply a reflection of what our society has become, an ambitious society where the love of power and money dominates. Reality televisions’ main priority is making people feel good, rather than be good. “With the ever-changing landscape of television programming, reality television has become increasingly popular, especially among the pre-teen and teen audiences, which assumes that television has the ability to influence the attitudes and perceptions of its viewers” (Geela, 2010). Allen Funt started with the series Candid Camera in 1948; the impact of heavy television viewing and its effect on young viewers has been a major topic since the 1960s (Mullings, 2012). “Reality TV is defined as, non-fictional programming in which portrayal is believed to be present or historical events”.
Katniss is the character that really stuck out to me from the Hunger Games. From my experiences when watching reality television , it is always interesting to find out the character or people and knowing what they are really thinking. It is not very hard to decipher the moments of when a person in a reality show is fully aware and guarding themselves with the camera around versus the moments when the cameras are forgotten.... ... middle of paper ... ...show that comes to mind when thinking of the risks that people would take with their lives to entertain and the high interest of viewers to witness such. The reality game show, Wipeout, is one of the most dangerous displays of entertainment that I have seen since the show Jackass. One difference in between the two would be that Wipeout is a contest based reality show.