The teenage audience was falsely placed in-charge of the show. As with any form of entertainment, marketing messages were neatly concealed and not easily noticeable. Social standards were lowered yet again with the broadcast of Dawson’s Creek. It became clear to the market researchers that drama and sex were the two most popular topics among the growing audience. The viewers related to the show and gave the network their full and undivided attention.
Such actions by Family Guy creators and writing staff have brought many lawsuits to the series, but, what has made this Primetime sensation successful is its fan base. The fans are standing up to corporations and mainstream networks that are not delivering what’s in the best interest of the public viewers. What the viewers have and always have wanted one show, Family
A new perspective towards the people labeled ‘crazy’ and ‘problematic’ can be obtained in our own society and can be extended to a reminder that everyone feels emotions, love, joy, sadness, desperation etc.. This has a tremendous value that can’t be looked over when watching Bates Motel. In conclusion, the show Bates Motel has it's positives and negatives. Showing violence, rape, drugs without reparations, is definitely a problem people can have with the show. It is only a show and does not go without positive aspects towards its presentation and storyline or else it would not be a popular
Media is a very powerful and influential tool, it has the power to alter our thoughts, opinions and beliefs. Media can be bias and can manipulate us and block’s us to see the reality. We tend to believe everything we see on our favorite TV shows, Movies or in the news. Media can influence people in both positive and negative ways. It can either help a person be more aware of different viewpoints and perspectives and encourages them to be broad minded or it can make people bias and less tolerant of others due to the misrepresentation of certain groups of people, as they tend to blindly believe everything they watch on TV shows or Movies.
Out of the two, Family Guy has become most popular In both shows, MacFarlane and his writers do not shy away from controversial topics and often go at them head on, to the chagrin of some viewers, as well as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The main disapproval for MacFarlane’s shows is in, “…complaints over the show’s abrasive language, perceived indecent content, and sexual overtones,” (Ricke, 2012). This year on a deadline.com list of 2015-16 TV Season Series Rankings, they put Family Guy at spot 111, which may seem like a fairly high number to be at but in comparison to shows around it shows that it is still relevant in the popular culture of 2016 (De Moraes, 2016). Author Chase Raymond (2013), references another author (Kenneally, 2011) as stating, “…even when scheduled during the same timeslot as Game 1 of the National Basketball Association playoffs on ESPN… a new episode of Family Guy secured the highest ratings of the night with 6 million viewers tuning in (which was actually down from the previous week’s ratings).” This is a big deal as sports playoffs are known to garner a sizable amount of
Pedophila, mental disabilities, and terrorism are not usually the first things that come to mind when we contemplate comedy. Despite this fact, they are all subjects I have witnessed the well-known television show Family Guy poke fun at. This show represent a father, Peter Griffin, and his family and all of the ridiculous circumstances they get themselves in. While most people do not find these subjects funny, they still find the show hilarious and support the show full-heartedly. While I am not saying that everyone supports the vastly inappropriate jokes made on the show, a large portion of society love it.
Many of these celebrities have created a toxic environment that builds peer pressure in society. As seen with advertisements and body shaming that celebrities do whether it 's meant or not people are being influenced by this. Individuals have a growing amount of peer pressure to follow celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and follow their trends due to the poisoning of pure pressure. People may not fit in if they don’t follow to the status quo which has the potential to lead to a ruined society. Individuals are wasting time on entertainment while they can be doing more productive things.
In today’s culture, competitiveness seems to be ingrained in much of our society. We are often prompted to compete in the work force for promotions, we are prompted to compete with other students for admission into a prestigious college, and we are prompted to compete when playing a sport. This type of competition is usually healthy, there isn’t any sabotaging or unjust action. The reality TV show, The Bachelor, sets a bad moral example for women by sending out messages about elimination and vicious competition between one another for a man’s attention and affection. We deem these shows as ridiculous, but the truth is the producers are only reflecting our dysfunctional society.
Moreover, Huckabee expresses how teachers are trying to teach students the same thing, however, with the help of Kutcher, he hopes that students will begin to listen. “...that video has gone viral and is being watched thousands of times on the Internet. So, good job, Ashton” (Goodin). In addition, Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, compliments the actor, loving how he stayed true to himself and didn’t “take Iowa out of the boy” (Miller). She shows her delight on how Ashton Kutcher didn’t let the fame change his morals despite of all the “Hollywood glitter”.
What is popular culture? In short popular culture is everything US citizens consider to be mainstream. Pop culture holds a consensus on our social views, attitudes, perspectives, ideas and images within the mass of our culture and culture capital. We create the reality through popular culture. An example would be the consensus of the company Nike, its products, commercials but more importantly its logo.