Actually television isn't necessary.
The reason why you see a rise in "reality" television is it costs the networks a lot less money than putting together one hour drama or thirty minute sitcoms with fairly well known actors and writers.
Advertisers pay top dollars to advertise on top rated shows. A reality show that costs $100k- $200k to produce weekly could actually earn the network millions in advertising.
As long as "reality shows" continue to garner high ratings the networks will continue to roll them out.
I think reality television shows are another way to dumb down the population. I've seen a couple of them on Mtv, and NBC and in no way can I see how it is actual "reality". They are all mostly scripted, and people are prompted to say things in order to make drama. It just fills the viewers minds with impressions on how "reality" should be. But, shows like Orange County Choppers, Dirty Jobs and the like are real "reality" shows in my opinion. They have educational aspects to them unlike their "get drunk, party, spend millions, etc... counterparts.
The only Tv I watch is Discovery Channel, History Channel, Nat Geo, and Comedy central, oh and TBS for Conan!
Certainly not necessary, but still mindless entertainment. I still admit to watching several different reality shows, even though I know I'm probably wasting my life away when I sit down to watch them
by Simon Cook 20 months ago
Is there too much reality TV?
by Victoria Lynn 5 years ago
Do you think reality shows are on the way out?So many reality shows were popular for so long, but it seems that some of them, such as American Idol, are losing ratings. Some remain strong, such as Survivor and the Bachelor/Bachelorette. The new ideas seem lame, such as the new one about celebrities...
by Susan Holland 6 years ago
How do you feel about reality shows?Since reality shows seem to dominate the airways, would you rather go back to the typical drama/comedy/news show that used to be in fashion? OR, do you love reality shows? If so, which one(s)?
by jravity1 5 years ago
Why do people on reality shows seem stupid?Is it me or these people just go on and stand there with a derp look on there face. Why can't they seem to find intelligent people. Are there even intelligent people anywhere on tv.
by Lisa Palmer 6 years ago
What are you sick of seeing on television?
by mr. daydream 8 years ago
Don't you miss all the prime-time sitcoms and drama shows from the 70's, 80's and 90's? What's up with this stinking reality TV show craze that started spinning outta' control right before the turn of the century? They take up 2/3's of prime-time programming. And the profession of the 15 minute...
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