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America's Obsession With Reality-Drama TV

Updated on December 2, 2017

T.V.'s Idiot Ambush

Americans are having our televisions ambushed with a plethora of mind-numbing reality shows these days. Keeping up with the Kardashians, Love & Hip-Hop, The House Wives of Where ever, Duck Dynasty, Big Brother & Dance Moms just to name a few, have been the new wave entertainment television for the past few years. Our obsession into the supposedly interesting lives of Kim K, Snooki, Kendra and others; their arguments, fights, sex lives, struggles, pain, heartaches and hilariously unfortunate circumstances will melt the human brain faster than Satan can eat a snow cone in his sauna in hell. It seems we have traded away our human need for substantial information with gossip and drama.

Expect More From T.V.

Now, I love a good TV show with exceptional writing and engaging characters. And even a mediocre sitcom like Married With Children was more entertaining in its heyday, than watching an hour of The Situation argue with Snooki about who has the most STD's or the best skin cancer induced tan. We are becoming a society of human beings who believe that it is okay to take an hour or two of our lives and waste them away watching Teen Mom in suspense; wondering if a 15 year old girl can handle adult responsibilities and stresses after having a baby in high school and smoke weed and cry over her boyfriend! Let me save you some time by informing you that she CAN'T! These shows are terrible and useless and we all know it. What happened to "Must See TV"? What happened to the greatness of MTV, which was created to pay homage to the art of music; not show endless hours of the mindless gruel they shovel its viewers daily. It is also not okay for our daughters to have aspirations to humiliate themselves on The Bad Girls Club for maybe 15 minutes of fame! Or is it?

Painful to Watch

Television executives should hold themselves to higher standards and provide their viewers shows with some substance and some form of intelligent programming. However, as we all know, it is all about the mighty dollar and these shows are cash cows for TV networks. Unfortunately for us, it IS as bad as you think and they ARE out to get you! We are a generation of bad fast food, cheaply made cars, sex with no commitments, no strings attached and no protection, greedy money-hungry politicians looking out for "YOUR" best interests. And now, add an endless supply of useless TV shows designed get your attention and stop your brain from functioning, but have nothing to offer you in return, to the list above. If this continues, we will become a society of diabetic, immobile, STD stricken, financially struggling drones, waiting for our next fix of Top Ramen noodles and VH1's Flava Of Love reruns! It seems this generation of up and coming adults will never have the experiences of watching shows similar to Green Acres, ER, Star Trek, Love Boat, or whatever your favorite TV shows were. So the next time you sit down on your couch to watch a healthy dose of The Real Housewives Of Who Cares fight and argue like a flock of hens, remember that life itself is so full of drama, stupidity, ignorance, and B.S., that i hope you come out of your trash TV trance and change the channel. Because who wants to watch B.S. on TV and live with B.S. in real life? If you do, then you are either trapped in the reality TV Matrix, or you must have a very high threshold for pain!

It has been apparent for years that Hollywood is strapped for cash and ideas, but they are also showing us once again with reality TV's success, that it pays be in a position of power and to do something that is financially smart, even if it celebrates being irresponsible, tasteless, greedy and morally bankrupt...

Are today's reality TV shows dumbing down its viewers?

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      monsieur m 5 years ago

      l'image représenté dans cette article est de monsieur m or ma2tt!!!!

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      Joel 6 years ago from Ohio

      So many words of wisdom in this hub. It is awful how addicted people are to the garbarge on TV. It's like they are trying to live vicariously through these "reality stars." It is only quickening the moral decay of our society. Voted up and interesting.

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      JamesPoppell 6 years ago

      Great hub, and absolutely true!. I was on a long flight not to long ago and the two in front of me were talking (loudly) about all their favorite reality shows and the stars and all drama they were faced with, blah, blah, blah. You had a priceless statement in this hub when you wrote, "we will become a society of diabetic, immobile, STD stricken, financially struggling drones." I think this statement said it all. Thanks for sharing. Vote up!