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Reality TV is far from educational but you have to admit that they are damned well good fun to watch.
I can not speak for others and I have no jurisdiction over television stations that air these types of programme. However this type of entertainment can be very fulfilling in providing pleasure to viewers who get withdrawal symptoms should they not get their weekly fix of reality TV.
Then we have the vast majority who find it all so false and irritating.
Who do you please? A catch 22 situation,
Why the big issue over the showing of these series is beyond me. No one twists your arm up your back to view the antics of the Big Brother house; no one holds your head steadfast while you squirm at the creepy crawlies swallowed by the inhabitants of the Australian jungle.
There is no imposed law out there stating that you the viewer have to watch this garbage as some would see it. Millions of people tune into their favourite channels and are content to watch what they enjoy, and if reality TV is one of those channels, then so be it.
Freedom of choice, so many laws out there dictating how we run our lives with out some critic sticking the oar in to scrap reality television all because it is not educational.
If people want educating then surely they will tune into the discovery channel, where they get to see the gruesome remains of bodies unearthed for DNA testing.
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In today’s world, reality TV shows are popping up everywhere. Over 70 reality shows have been produced to date according to a popular website. The popularity of these shows and their high ratings have attracted many people’s attention and just about every TV network in America now airs some kind of reality show.
A reality TV show has real world people instead of paid actors and actresses. These shows are supposed to portray real life situations and events that affect people’s lives. However, participants of reality TV shows are sometimes willing to go outside of their boundaries and do things that they would not necessarily do in their normal lives, without the cameras following their every move.
Some reality TV participants eat really disgusting, horrible strange things and perform potentially life threatening stunts in pursuit of monetary gain. Other participants are put in a house and expected to live in harmony with total strangers. These participants are usually under a lot of pressure when their characters clash.
Thousands upon thousands of Americans are watching reality TV shows every day. For some people, these shows help them realize that their lives are not all that bad after all. It helps them see that they are not the only ones with problems and dysfunctional lives and families.
Reality TV shows have affected society in many different ways. Some audiences get hooked on these shows because they help them escape their own real lives. The shows vary in theme and material and every show is designed to attract the biggest possible audience. The bigger the audience, the more money the shows make.
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