Essays Tagged: "reality shows"

This essay, Reality TV, explores why reality tv has become so popular.

Reality TVWhy is Reality Television (TV) so popular? What is it about shows in which they take norma ... ? What is it that keeps them glued to their television week after week? My personal opinion is that Reality TV is so popular because they have discovered ways to play off of people emotion. The shows ... , who happens to be a huge fan of "Survivor", "Big Brother", and "The Amazing Race", he said, "most reality shows give you people that you don't like, and they give you people that are very likeable. ...

(5 pages) 408 4 4.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Advertising Concepts - General Motors Corp.

rican households to magazines, newspapers to billboards, sporting events to concerts, game shows to reality shows and musical lyrics to monster trucks, General Motors Corporation spends $2.14 billion ...

(3 pages) 191 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

This was an essay about the effects of reality tv.

Reality television is not harmful to its viewers and can be beneficial. It is a good source of enter ... d imagination.Sitcoms usually portray perfect families who can solve any problem in thirty minutes. Reality shows show real people and how they react to different situations. Many people are fascinate ... 's episode, wondering who will win the money and who will be chosen to go on to the next round.Many reality shows also offer a large amount of money to the winner. It is interesting to see what people ...

(2 pages) 123 2 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Allure of Reality Television

In recent years there has been an increase in popularity of reality TV shows. From MTV's Real World to CBS's Survivor these shows are popping up on every networ ... e a combination game show drama. The proliferation of these shows is somewhat of a mystery. Why are reality shows so popular lately? The main explanation of these shows is quite simple: they are extre ... make viewers feel better about themselves because the participants seem so stupid?The popularity of reality show among the networks can be easily explained. The cost to produce one episode is signific ...

(2 pages) 89 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Reality vs Reality TV

Today, many people have a problem distinguishing between reality and fictional fantasy. The severity of this problem is increasing at a substantial speed due ... fantasy. The severity of this problem is increasing at a substantial speed due to the abundance of reality shows in our society. Reality TV is becoming more and more popular because of its unscripted ... creen, the audience can view people with real emotions facing situations that he/she can relate to. Reality TV is also cheaper to produce compared to other shows because it does not need a screenwrite ...

(9 pages) 196 4 4.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Seinfeld: A Show About Nothing.

any other sitcoms, upon a closer look it is really quite different. It is it's ingeniously written, reality based plots, and comical characters and conversations which separates Seinfeld from similar ... to twist the incidents slightly and create masterpiece after masterpiece. In a sense Seinfeld shows reality better than actual reality shows. Some of the situations are just so funny and ridiculous yo ...

(5 pages) 36 1 3.5 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Reality TV.

In today's television programming, there seems to be a trend towards more reality shows. Ever since the premiere of the show Survivor, it became extremely popular and each se ... ing things that the people at home would never even think about doing. From that, I can assume that reality TV is entertaining for one reason, and it is because it shows everyday people doing somethin ... ead of the "Average Joe" and makes the show seem pointless to begin with.The trend of new, upcoming reality shows has caused quite a stir and the trend does not seem to be ending anytime soon. Everyda ...

(3 pages) 72 0 3.8 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Increasing Demands of Cosmetic Procedures.

INTRODUCTION:The 21st century has made the cosmetic surgery industry very lucrative. Television reality shows have put a spin on the procedure by targeting everyday people and marketing it as a ma ... procedure done. The rich and famous now boast about the procedures that they have gone through, and reality television shows us that it is an empowering procedure for regular people. There are now man ...

(10 pages) 156 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Response to "Bamboozled".

y. I agree that we need to put an end to formulaic black television. Disregarding sports, news, and reality shows, it seems like black people are only on TV if it's for comedy (either sitcom or stand- ...

(2 pages) 39 1 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Stress Less: Weathering the Workplace Storm - A presentation on Stress in the workplace

Stress- It's said to be America's #1 Health Problem. We see game shows, reality shows, sitcoms, and video games that are primarily based on putting people in stressful situ ...

(5 pages) 98 2 3.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Reality Shows

Reality shows, why do we like them so much? I started thinking about this question, and then I thoug ... h? I started thinking about this question, and then I though about how many I actually had watched. Reality shows has become a big trend in our society today. People can become famous for almost anyth ... ay. People can become famous for almost anything, and a lot of people seem to think that being in a reality show is the biggest thing that can happen in life.I think all of us have though about being ...

(6 pages) 96 0 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Factors That Influence Violence in Children

lar to the phrase "monkey see, monkey do". One type of television show that may portray violence is reality shows. An example of this is The World Wrestling Entertainment. This reality show teaches ch ...

(3 pages) 58 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Celebrity World (celebrities are like puppets)

t of chance to ordinary people to become celebrities. There are different sorts of talent shows and reality shows which give common people a chance to be stars. Participants of these shows are trained ... lor Hicks, just to name a few. On the other hand, some celebrities do not go through the talent and reality show process. They are discovered by talent scouts or agents, people who look for potential ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Reality TV : One True Reality Exception

Many people have come to rely on reality TV shows to live life vicariously and possibly ignoring their own problems. Many reality sho ... hat was in need of a home. So they actually helped out two families.Extreme Make Over: Home Edition reality TV show promotes community bonding and pride. In every episode the build team brings togethe ... y are either over looked or the family has too much pride to let their needs be known. This is what reality TV should be, brother/sisterhood coming together to help those who are in need. Maybe shows ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Maury vs. Dr. Phil: Who does it better?

McGraw, who uses a more therapeutic approach to the same topics. In today's world of digital cable, reality shows, and satellite dishes, watching television has become more than a mere form of enterta ...

(4 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Aiding In Violence

ble stunts that may harm themselves and cast mates, appearing "cool" to the audience to the various reality shows that are mainly composed of harsh language and physical fights.If there is one thing w ... piece together that what is depicted on television is not always the actual way events work out in reality, then we have the select few who do not realize the difference between fact and fiction. Whe ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays