Why are reality shows so addicting?

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  1. BSloan profile image67
    BSloanposted 11 years ago

    Why are reality shows so addicting?

    Why are there so many reality shows and why are they so addicting to so many people?

  2. fastfreta profile image74
    fastfretaposted 11 years ago

    These shows appears to give us a glimpse into the private lives of the players. I think we secretly want to know what goes on behind close doors of our friends and neighbors, and these shows appear to give us that satisfaction.

  3. Lauryallan profile image70
    Lauryallanposted 11 years ago

    I think there are so many reality shows because they tend to be cheaper to produce. There are usually no special effects etc like you'd see in a sci-fi series etc. Most of the people are ordinary folks and sometimes aren't paid (eg Big Brother).
    Also people want to see what stupid things people get up to behind suppposedly closed doors. People react differently when they are behind closed doors. Sometimes that's the only time you'll see their true colors or how they really feel  and behave. Sometimes this can be surprising, startling or shocking.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image67
      Rod Marsdenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I will go along with the notion of cheaper to produce because this is true. I hate the fact that these cruddy shows are taking air time away from sci-fi shows and fantasy programs because the networks don't want to spend the money on quality.

  4. Rod Marsden profile image67
    Rod Marsdenposted 11 years ago

    I don't know. To me they are poison at best and slow acting poison at worse. (After all who wants to suffer?) Big brother is currently not doing well in the ratings and I am glad.

    I suppose the answer to the question is that clever people and thus clever programs and programing can make some people feel inferior. Of course mediocre to inferior television can make the same viewer feel superior.

  5. T4an profile image60
    T4anposted 11 years ago

    Reality shows are mindless entertainment. I admit that I watch them but I can't really tell you why.  Maybe the people that they mostly cast make us feel better about ourselves.  Have you seen the latest cast of He'll 's Kitchen??

  6. Cristale profile image83
    Cristaleposted 11 years ago

    Because they make people forget about their own problems. They travel, fight, and people love drama.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image67
      Rod Marsdenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good sci-fi, fantasy and even the western do a much better job of getting people to forget their problems. Travel? Show me a good documentary.

  7. nylarej profile image56
    nylarejposted 11 years ago

    I believe since it is a reality show, we can relate to it and their actions are not entirely scripted. So we are fond of what could be the participants' actions and reactions of things inside or in the show.


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