Does reality TV insult the intelligence of viewers?
With the Kardasians, the Bachelor, Jersey Shore and on and on with unknowns without talent becoming famous, has reality TV reached a point of insulting the intelligence of the viewer? Of course, the question itself is an oxymoron.
big time but like MickS said ......... he basically hit the nail on the head.
I do agree that reality TV is dumbing people down but it seems to be popular- especially in the younger generations. Network stations are only giving the audience what they want. If the ratings are higher for nonsense reality shows over comedy or drama sitcoms, than that is what they will air.
I, myself, have gotten rid of cable because there hasn't been anything that I find worth watching. I resort to netflix or hulu when I want to sit in from of the television.
MickS has it. There is always a choice and then, of course, you get a reality TV star running for office... and, one day, maybe even for President. What happens when viewers become voters?
Reality TV is a soap opera with alot of viewers. It's entertaining to watch because it is scripted. It's just another show that, hopefully, viewers realize it is not reality, but a show.
My Boyfriend says Yes. LOL
I say No.
My Father once told me that Television is for "entertainment purposes" and that everyone is "entertained" by different things. (there is no accounting for taste)
Some people are entertained by Sitcoms, some by Cartoons, some by Silly Slaptick... and some of us are entertained by Reality TV.
To each his own.
by Simon Cook 4 years ago
Is there too much reality TV?
by celebritie 9 years ago
Are Reality TV Shows just a way for TV Networks to Save Money?pay little to no money for real people instead of established actors
by Deb Welch 9 years ago
Does it seem to be unlawful? Is it possible that these Reality Stars don't know the full content that is being shown on telebision? Most of time whenever I had watched Reality Television it made me uncomfortable watching their personal lives - too much.
by Kristin Trapp 9 years ago
Do you watch more "reality" tv shows or actual shows?I'm just curious. I find myself more interested in so-called reality tv, especially elimination shows like HGTV Design Star and Project Runway, than regular tv shows.
by alexandriaruthk 8 years ago
Reality TV - Why is Honey Boo Boo so popular?Is this a sign that people are fed up with political and other news that they just watch reality TV. What makes Honey boo Boo ticks?
by creamsoda 9 years ago
Do you like reality tv and if so what's your favourite reality tv series?Mine is survivor. Love me some Jeff Probst.
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