Pros And Cons Of Reality Tv Programs

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Reality TV Programs The mass media by shaping viewer’s behaviors, believes and values has undeniably a great influence on today’s society. For many, television is a prime source of information and entertainment. Since late 90’s reality TV programs became one of the most popular genres of television programming. RTV creators gave an average person plenty to choose, from teenage moms struggles, people searching for a “true” love to those with serious issues like mental diseases and addictions. Francine Prose asks: “What might future anthropologists…conclude about our world if [reality] programs constituted their primary source of information?” (268). I believe they would question the intelligence and morals of the generation, because those shows mostly promote degrading, offensive and dumb behavior. In addition, the participants lack of remorse, empathy and would do anything to win given competition or become wealthy and famous. Their shallow personalities, dysfunctional relations and self-destruction might negatively influence many, especially the youth. In this essay, I would like present few shows in order to explain why RTV’s content would create such a negative picture of the world. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” presents life of Kardashian/ Jenner family that spends a …show more content…
Participants are being carefully selected in order to create interesting show for viewers. To win the final prize, a contestant must strategize and form alliances with others in order to survive periodic evictions and be the last housemate remaining in the compound. Producers ruthlessly edit the footage to achieve dramatic narratives and a bigger audience. Nothing about the show is real: friendships are fake and certain behaviors are an effect of

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