Reality Tv Shows For Entertainment And Much More

If you scan through the innumerable channels of your TV sets, you’ll be amazed at what shows you’ll see dominating most of the channels – reality TV shows. There’s American Idol, Jersey Shore, The Hills or The Bachelorette, X-Factor, Amazing Race, Top Chef, and many more. These shows try to capture the different aspects of life and bring them to the limelight. And how many people have been impacted by Oprah Winfrey’s 25 years of daily interaction with the live and TV audience?

The truth is, these reality TV shows were created not just to bring entertainment to the forefront, but to show some sides of life that the audience find interesting and engaging. People watch because most of them think and believe that these programs are for real – true to life. These reality TV shows have clearly and evidently taken over nighttime programming as millions of Americans and even people outside of the country have tuned in to every night. How these reality TV shows affect people in their personal lives is for the psychologists and mind experts to dig deep into. How these shows entertain the viewing audience is evidenced by the high TV ratings they get and the wide viewership they enjoy. Truly, while these TV shows appear ‘real’ because they aren’t following a script and the cast just follow the natural flow of things, people behind the shows have made sure for the best outcome form an entertainment standpoint.

And while they give entertaining hours to viewers, parents should supervise their children, teen and adolescents, when viewing such shows. The tendency to mimic the behaviors projected on screen without having the controls is a risk that is always present when reality TV shows are watched, all because they are perceived to be real and therefore naturally alright. Teenagers are inclined to believe that such behavior is normal for people on the show. And without the proper supervision, they might end up consuming an altogether inconsistent perception of what’s right and acceptable and what’s not. The shows become more engaging as people throw in their comments and opinions about the show in list blog that they can freely post over in the internet.

The popularity is even hyped by proportionate media blitz as the viewing people get to see previews and teasers more often than the other TV shows. They propagate dedicated list blog that are meant to get reaction from the viewing public. And while more than enough publicity is enlisted by such, the viewing public seem to be craving for more. This is not to say that all reality TV shows have the tendency to be misinterpreted by the teenagers watching in terms of the messages they want to convey, there are a good share of reality TV shows that have positive influence over the behavior of the viewing teenagers. American Idol and other reality competitions encourage young hopefuls to pursue their dreams and get the chance to a life-altering opportunity of a lifetime. The Biggest Loser encourages overweight people to do something about their problem and work hard on it.

The appeal of television should then be harped and used to teach the young generation some positive values through normal daily conversations and discussions at home. Teaching the teenagers to be critical with what they are watching and not just accept them at face value. They should be able to discern what’s real about the shows and what’s not.

By: Cedric Loiselle