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.
Well first of all, how do we know reality tv is really reality tv? For all we know, it could all be staged for pure entertainment purposes
Secondly, even if reality tv is really reality tv, then all I'm going to say is that I'm sure, for legal purposes, the people involved have to sign waivers claiming they're the ones volunteering of their own free will to allow their lives be exploited like this for a considerable payment.
Therefore, I don't feel sorry for anyone who chooses to go on any reality tv show, as they know what they're getting into, and they're the ones that made the choice to allow (insert any random reality show here) to invade said privacy in the first place.
Lastly, I don't really care, as I don't even watch reality tv. Sure, I'll watch celebrity apprentice for kicks and giggles. Heck, I even watched a season each of "Beauty and the Geek" and "Average Joe." Sadly, none of those shows really did anything for me, as I saw them both as gimmicks if you ask me. I could delve deeper into why I think both the previous shows mentioned are gimmicky and stupid, but that would involve hijacking this thread more than I already have.
No, it's not unlawful. These reality stars are actors; they're playing a part.
These shows are popular because they focus on personal lives, not some fictional character.
Full disclaimer: I don't watch TV and haven't owned one for a decade.
Ok first off, they are signing contracts allowing themselves to be filmed. They also know the cameras are there - anything they don't want recorded, they won't do.
Also, they often times get to be there and help out with the editing process if they so desire.
Lastly - they're making stupid amounts of money for being stupid on TV. I certainly don't pity them. As a matter of fact, I loathe the fact that they get so rich and famous just because a bunch of neanderthals enjoy watching "Snookie" make out with a bunch of gweedos.
i despise reality tv...and some of the shows take advantage of very ill folks...i just find that so disgusting...as for the rest of the shows, i just don't get it...i guess i don't want to waste my time on 'crap'....but hey, i figure tv has run out of ideas and this genre has taken off and some people like watching crap.....and for those that sign up to be filmed, want their 5 minutes of fame for reasons only they know...i don't watch tv very often and when i do there are basically 2 channels i tune into...wish i could just buy those 2 stations....
I hate reality shows, they are a load of rubbish. I can only speak for ones in UK and they are so crude at times it makes you sick. I only watched part of one once! and that was enough.
As for the money they get, wouldn't it be better if these channels made some interesting progammes for the whole family to watch.
Their is no reality in these shows and the people are not even real. A true reality show would be incredibly boring and filled with the mundane tasks of ordinary life. The whole time they are on the screen they reflect a third person and sadly after you learn the characters they all make you vomit.
Reality TV shows lean on the fact that the vast majority of the public are thick as two short planks.
This is sad but true, most people, even those you may chat to on a daily basis, should (probably) not be allowed out without an escort.
You, as a web writer, should probably take advantage of this.
I don't, but should (and could be talked into it)
It doesn't sit well with my socialist beliefs, but it is true. People are thick/stupid/no better than goats etc.
Why not write a hub about weird noises from the Heavens. In fact, why not become that noise.
Is there any intelligent life left on the planet?
Last one to leave shuts the door.
I think watching reality TV is much like watching an experiment in human behavior. Take Survivor, for instance. Like watching lab rats. It's a great organizational behavior model.
As a veteran contestant of a reality show TV pilot (Real Nightmares) that got shelved before the first episode aired, I can tell you that they edit the show exactly the way they want. As far as privacy goes, I didn't share anything I didn't want the world to know. I spilled my guts, yes, but it was for me...not anyone else.
That being said, I can say that I agree that Hollywood manipulates and humiliates the contestants and owe them nothing. Contestants have no rights. But the contestants sign up for it, just like I did because I wanted the experience.
Regrets? Not one.
What little I've seen while flipping channels makes me feel more like someone invaded my privacy with their trailer-trash life rather than the reverse. I recently saw a report on the most-viewed programs over several years. Gradually, original content (dramas, sit-coms, etc.) has been shoved aside by reality TV. I shudder to think of the impact this is having on upcoming generations.
We claim to hate bullying, but we glamourize the same behavior on trash television.
Marcy Good - Feeling insulted is another factor with television programming. Marathon shows have been around for several years and I wonder who the genius was that started that idea? People must be in a loop stage in order to enjoy hours upon hours of the same program. No creativity with the amount of technology we have is so sad.and dull. Thanks for your response.
Marcy, I'd agree. I won't have that junk on. I don't want it in my life, my head, or my living room.
I used to watch Survivor regularly, simply because I was amazed at the behavior of grown people. You can actually learn something about group dynamics, if you are into it. I, being a mental health professional at the time, learned quite a bit about human nature just watching how the contestants treated each other. Had to keep in mind, though, that editing plays a large part in how it's perceived by the audience.
I think the growth of reality tv is a propaganda tool. It is to get us used to seeing people filmed during their daily lives. That way we will not notice the thousands and thousands of cameras pointed at us. Either not notice or not care?
It seems like everyone is doing reality shows and if they are not, they want to be. Just look at all the video on Youtube where people expose some of the most private and/or embarrassing moments of their lives or somebody else's. Everybody wants their 15 minutes of fame.
The reality shows are all the same. Whether it's cops chasing down another drunk, or young adults falling down drunk in the streets, it all boils down to personal interactions and the drama there in. Let's face it, voyeurism sells.
And we have become such a voyeuristic society peeping into other people's private lives that many of us now seem to feel we have a right to know everybody's personal business. It's shameful.
Disturbia - Great point of view. Totally disgusting - ridiculous - awe inspiriting - inducing fear into your soul - or a big bore - yeah - Reality TV.
I have asked a few acquaintenances and family if they would want to be a part of Reality TV and it was a definate 'no' and I agreed with that - No Way. - Disturbia - I recently watched a Colonoscopy procedure on YouTube and an operation for a woman and I have learned from viewing them and more prepared than just reading about it or being told about it Some is good out there..
It's just up to the individual. You get out of it what you want.
by Simon Cook 4 years ago
Is there too much reality TV?
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 Julie2 10 years ago
Bring it on people...
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 Laura Schneider 8 years ago
How much TV is bad for people of various ages? How much TV do you currently watch?
by Dennis L. Page 9 years ago
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.
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