Reality TV, really?

November 25, 2010
By slasher88 SILVER, Weirton, West Virginia
slasher88 SILVER, Weirton, West Virginia
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People fear what they don't understand.


Lately ive been seeing so much activity with these 'reality tv' shows, but whats so special about them?

First off, and I hope the people who watch these shows know, is that these shows, in no way, are shows that relay REALITY. In fact, they are some of the fakest televised programs out there.

Apparently these shows like Jersey Shore, The Real World, and Teen Mom, appeal to a group of teenage girls..this makes me think that teen girls are the most gullible beings on earth, which is probably true.

Another thing, what is the point of these shows anyway? "HEY, LETS MAKE A 'REALITY' TV SHOW CALLED TEEN MOM! WHERE THE YOUTH OF AMERICA CAN WATCH YOUNG GIRLS LIVES FALL APART AS THEY STRUGGLE DAY BY DAY! YEA, THAT WILL BE A HIT!"
"LETS MAKE A SHOW CALLED JERSEY SHORE, WHERE AMERICA CAN WATCH PEOPLE RUIN THEIR FRIENDSHIPS, CHEAT ON THEIR LOVERS, AND GET SMASHED 24/7!"

The reality is, thats basically what the bland plot of these shows are, people getting into stupid situations, and TV programs sticking a camera in their face, and sell it to YOU the viewer.

Ive asked alot of people i know, mostly teen girls, why they watch these shows. The typical answer I would get is "Uhh, I dont know" or "Because!". But, because why? Is there really a logical reason, a good reason why? NO.

So please, give me a GOOD reason why these shows are popular, why do you watch them? They are not 'reality', the real functions of life are far from what these shows predict them to be.


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TwoFace17 GOLD said...
on Jan. 1 2011 at 9:40 pm
TwoFace17 GOLD, Sioux City, Iowa
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Most reality series are scripted. I only like the reality series that are not scripted for sure which is Pawn Stars, True Life, and anything on Animal Planet.

on Dec. 23 2010 at 4:33 pm
Musicfeedsthesoul07 PLATINUM, Naperville, Illinois
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"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. " - Bill Gates

All these shows are scripted anyway!

None of it is real!


on Dec. 10 2010 at 7:42 pm
ossiecastro5 PLATINUM, A Single Light In, New Jersey
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I'm not saying anything, I'm just saying.

Television was made for many reasons. One of those reasons was to entertain people. Reality Tv is doing that.

on Dec. 10 2010 at 7:07 am
I agree totally !




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