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Reality Television To Far To Fast To Much

Updated on March 28, 2012

The obsession of reality television is sweeping across America and in place of intelligent, thought provoking shows the airwaves are inundated with senseless programs. I Thank God that when my oldest daughters were teenagers there wasn't a " Teen Mom " show that glorified teen pregnancy. How many of those teen mom's do you think purposely got pregnant for their fifteen minutes of fame or the hope that their beauty and talent would be noticed? I have a feeling that there are quite a few. This show glorifies teenagers being pregnant at 15 and 16 years old. Definitely not what our society should be putting the spotlight on in today's world.

Then we add insult to injury, first we glorify teen pregnancy we tout Jersey Shore that not only defames the character of New Jersey, it teaches the young teens and young adults how to sleep all day, drink irresponsibility, party all night, engage in countless acts of reckless sex and that society has a double standard. The guys that bed a girl every night are studs yet if a girl takes a guy to bed each night, she's a slut. Why is that? I don't agree with either behavior though I don't agree that it's okay for one gender but not the other. Either way this show shouldn't be considered entertainment, you need talent for that. I don't consider irrational, irresponsible, ignorant and rude behavior as talent.

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Next comes Dance Moms. My oldest two daughters were in dance when they were younger. I don't recall first off, having an instructor who verbally argued with the mothers in front of the children. Secondly I never witnessed any mother arguing with the instructor. They say there is a time and place for everything and I don't believe that there should be quite so many children exposed or as Jon Gosslin said, exploited. Between Dance Mom and Toddlers and Tiaras I can't choose which show is worse. The poor children on Toddlers and Tiaras almost seem like some are being forced to enter these contests to live out their moms and sometimes the dad's dreams. Those little girls wear more makeup in one day than I've worn my entire life.

Reality television subjecting the viewers to adults being idiots now show adults being idiots and dragging their children into the lime light. What kind of life will these children lead? Do they receive a proper education, do they know how to socialize? Are they allowed to play with someone other than a dance or pageant child? How many hours do they practice? Do they have a life? I worry that they will fall into the same rut child actors have that eventually ruined their lives. Are there parents seriously thinking about the impact this will have on their children's future?

Dance Moms
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Toddlers And Tiaras
Toddlers And Tiaras | Source

Between finding love, going on road trips, chasing criminals, outing the cheaters, repossessing vehicles, fashion designers, cleaning houses, fighting addictions, modeling, trashy talk shows and being a Jackass you would think you've seen it all yet I have a feeling we haven't. Our society has gone so far over the edge I have a feeling the next, I can't believe they have this crap on television reality show is just around the corner. The thought alone gives me the chills.

jam packed with reality junk
jam packed with reality junk | Source

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    • Catzgendron profile imageAUTHOR

      Catzgendron 

      6 years ago from North Chelmsford

      I think that would have been pretty cool except the living together part ... I am sure they encounter some interesting people in their line of work. Tell them not to get discouraged .. you never know what might happen!!

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      Natasha 

      6 years ago from Hawaii

      It was going to be about people who ride tricycle taxis for a living. The producers also wanted to do silly things like make all of the riders live in one house together to try to force additional problems.

    • Catzgendron profile imageAUTHOR

      Catzgendron 

      6 years ago from North Chelmsford

      I completely agree!!

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      Michael S. 

      6 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

      I understand some of the decent ones or those that can be educational. But for some there's just a big question mark--Why?

    • Catzgendron profile imageAUTHOR

      Catzgendron 

      6 years ago from North Chelmsford

      Thank you!! I must confess though, from time to time i watch the singing and fashion type shows with my kids .. those i find are good entertainment .. but i do limit how much i watch

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      Michael S. 

      6 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

      Simply, I agree. The real problem is that these type shows proliferate because they have ratings! If there were no viewers gobbling down this junk...well you can guess the rest. Well-spoken, Catzgendron.

    • Catzgendron profile imageAUTHOR

      Catzgendron 

      6 years ago from North Chelmsford

      Someone else told me that too, that they actually scripted some of the scenes. What kind of reality show were your friends working on?

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      Natasha 

      6 years ago from Hawaii

      A lot of the diffences between what you saw in dance and that show may because a lot of reality TV is scripted. Some friends of mine flew to Holywood to negotiate a "reality" show that almost happened. It fell through because my friends didn't want to have everything totally planned out and the producers insisted.

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