Why are reality shows so addicting?
Why are there so many reality shows and why are they so addicting to so many people?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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??
Because they make people forget about their own problems. They travel, fight, and people love drama.
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.
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 Daniele Paulson 6 years ago
Why are there so many reality shows on t.v. these days?Other than the news, I thought we originally started watching television to get away from reality?!?!
by yankeeintexas 8 years ago
Why do we care for the Kardashians, and other reality shows?
by surra 6 years ago
Why are reality shows hugely successful?
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 Simon Cook 21 months ago
Is there too much reality TV?
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