Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Reality tv < reality

For my post today I want to offer my view on the idea of reality T.V programmes and are they real?  Turn on the television around 10 at night and I am certain you will definitely find a pragramme that has something to do with reality or a version of it! Personally I have one guilty pleasure which is Keeping up With the Kardashians, I think the reason I like it is that the people are unknowingly funny with their ways, as they are so 'over the top' about everything. I bet they could make a big deal out of a cheese sandwich! 
Looking though papers during the week or through magazines there are people who have became apart of the tabloids due to programmes such as TOWIE, Geordie Shore and Jersey Shore! The people have done nothing that is actually worth while and the majority of the people are thick, or they act that way to gain views. They are making money by just being rich, on the whole they are not good examples to the people who are watching them. They have money to be able to waste and then people want to be like them so they go out and attempt to spend similar amounts of money to them. Is this really a good example to set? and it it right that for just acting in 'scripted reality' they are making a fortune? 
The term scripted reality itself suggests the ironic sense of all the programmes. The worst programme, which I admit i do watch sometimes, is 16 and pregnant and Teen Mom. The fact that there is numerous seasons and the amount of money that the people are making is in a way promoting teen pregnancy- but can you name a couple who have made it through?  
For now the path is scripted reality before this it was programmes like big brother that was big, what is going to be next? the lives of 'ordinary people'?

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