While reality t.v. is popular in countries other than the United States, the American culture has come to greatly depend on the entertainment industry to form the viewers’ attitudes and beliefs. According to Nachbar and Lause, “Popular culture is a ‘Funhouse Mirror’ because it both reflects our ‘image’ back to us but also alters our image in the process of doing so” (7). Today, reality t.v. is very much a part of the funhouse effect as these shows reflect the current image portrayed by reality stars while altering American’s image of what is socially acceptable.
An example of this is “That all the world is a stage is hardly an unfamiliar thought. But that all the world is a TV situation comedy has come as quite a surprise—except to Aldous Huxley. We must, in any case, make no mistake about it. Television is not merely an entertainment medium. It is a philosophy of discourse, every bit as capable of altering a culture as was the printing press.” (p. 452) This helps the audience to see that just as described in A Brave New World American’s are allowing their everyday lives to become amusements that have no substance in reality.
At a basic level, Source B suggests this trend, pointing out that intense contact with politics may instead pushed people away from it. However, Source D confirms it. It is interesting to note that television ratings for presidential debates have virtually perpetually gone down since their start in 1960, but it is far more important to realize that the number of people watching these debates have, bar an initial rise, most likely due to increased television ownership, attracted increasingly less viewers. In fact, in 1980, the debates reached 45.8 million homes. In 1996, even with population growth, the debates reached 31.6 million homes, a number marginally greater than the number of viewers at the conception of the presidential elections.
The film displays what reality TV can do to people. It also shows how much people crave and eat up this type of entertainment. They are always wanting more and anxiously anticipating what happens next. They do not really care about what the people of the reality show actually have to live through. They are constantly being filmed and their lives are not the same.
There are many kids around the world that are in reality TV today. They get followed around by people with cameras throughout their life so that the people watching it can be entertained. There are famous kids that are on reality TV like Honey Boo Boo, and others that have been on reality TV for most of their life. Clearly, I believe that it is harmful for a reality TV show to be filmed at my school because it can stress out kids and it can decrease their privacy. Firstly, I have read that kids are being put under tremendous pressure in reality TV.
Reality shows got popular in the 2000’s. The American TV Series Rescue 911 aired on national television, and it was one of the first TV series that introduced us to reality shows. Later on the first Danish reality show Robinson Ekspiditionen. Not only reality shows became a hit for the youth in the TV. Documentary-style shows like The real housewives, and The Hills, became a part of the young people
Over the past fifteen years, or so, reality television has managed to dilute the mind of your average, basic cable consumer into a pulp of fabricated hopes, making for a summary of what society is currently feeding off today. These quote-unquote icons' lavish ways manage to blur the lines between non-fiction and full-on fabrication, merely doing so by tossing the word 'reality' ahead of 'show', for viewers to feel as if their taste in entertainment is more dynamic and 'life-like'. Consequently, the core majority of patrons simply can’t grasp the fact that every one of these petty arguments, foolish catfights and horribly executed dinner time brawls are curated out of one hundred percent bullshit. Two guys named Joe fighting each other at what was supposed to be a fancy dinner, but just so
In the genre of reality television, “networks believe that the high-production values in most TV dramas today are what are drawing viewers to television” (Mann, 100), although my use Mann’s analysis is not fully applicable in this context as it mainly pertains to fictional drama, this point is highly relevant to hyperawareness the audience may feel towards the episode’s otherwise high production value and editing when the unedited scene plays out, the use of split screen. I believe
But by providing a video it actually gives the audience real life examples on why Survivor is the best TV show and that is another reason why I made it a new genre. And if the audience wanted to watch more of clips of Survivor to figure out by themselves why Survivor is the best TV show besides reading my paper they now know to go on YouTube to watch these clips which is always helpful. Overall, I am very proud of the video I mean it was well edited in my opinion . Also, I chose the right genre because it answers my exigence and explains to my audience of eighteen to thirty five year olds and families of why Survivor is the best TV show ever. The video does this by saying my reasons of why I think Survivor is the best TV show ever and providing clips of from the show to back up my points of why Survivor is the best TV show ever, such as a jury segment, somebody being blindsided and voted out at a tribal councils, hidden immunity idols being played at tribal council, a tribal council voting confessional, the social game between castaways, and finally showing someone winning the title of soul Survivor and the one million dollar