Essays Tagged: "Reality television"

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

"Falling Into The 'Hot' Trap," a review of ABC's reality TV series "Are You Hot?" Discusses how the show is mentally, physically, and monetarily destructive to young women.

The reality television series, "Are You Hot? The Search For America's Sexiest People" is shallow and dan ... ess." [Are You Hot] The show never specifies what exactly the people win, but I can only pray for a reality check, or at the very least, a full-length mirror. As for the rest of the average American g ... bsession.Bibliography/Works Cited:ABC's "Are You Hot? The Search For America's Sexiest People." the Reality TV Show. [Are You Hot]Bill Gates Home. "Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Ar ...

(7 pages) 124 0 4.2 Apr/2003

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

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

"Marijuana in the Land of the Free".

ot, as governmental propaganda would like to suggest, a drug which causes people to lose touch with reality. Television has made an attempt at slandering the name of cannabis, or marijuana. These comm ... s is a short-term feeling of peace and euphoria. A high does not cause one to become dislodged from reality, but more in tune with it. It does not slow reaction time or force one's decisions to become ...

(2 pages) 69 3 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

A book review about the book Bachelorette #1called the Dawnign of REality. It talks bout what teh central theme or message that teh author is tryign to get across.

The Dawning of RealityBachelorette #1 by Jennifer O'Connell is a story about Sarah, a love -stricken woman, and her ... oman, and her determination to complete her expose for Femme magazine. As Sarah enters the world of reality television and seemingly forgets about her family back home, she eventually comes to realize ... of average American lives, the object of living is often forgotten. When Sarah becomes a part of a reality show, her personality undergoes a complete metamorphosis in her actions, dress, and relation ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An analysis of music videos

of music video delivery, in favor of a more generalized youth programming. They have grown to favor reality television programming in the scheme of the Real World, Road Rules and network television sh ... We can now see the dynamic nature of the music video and it's ability to hide some kind of truthful reality right in front of the viewers eyes. This is overwhelming evidence that meaning in modern soc ...

(14 pages) 190 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Immorality Produced Behind the Scenes

The ethical issues involved in reality television, as presented by the author, deal with the viewer's motivation for watching such ... so.A person's entertainment should not be through someone else's televised suffering. The fact that reality television producers show no remorse for accidents or humiliation caused by their shows fuel ... ents or humiliation caused by their shows fuels the idea that almost everything that has to do with reality television is morally unethical. Another viewpoint of the author that makes reality TV so de ...

(1 pages) 23 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Reality TV

There are many problems with reality television. Some of the problems of reality television are violence, language, and that chil ... rs do and want to try it. As Steven Reiss and James Wiltz put it, "the most significant reason that reality TV is popular with such a wide variety of viewers is that Americans identify with the desire ... able to see why they were using such bad language. The show called The Osborn's, is classified as a reality TV show. This show is about a famous family, and what goes on in there house and life. In th ...

(2 pages) 54 1 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Satirical Analysis on Reality Television

The Ironic Satire of Reality TelevisionWhen you think about the content and fibre of reality television there's really no ... ut the content and fibre of reality television there's really not much there. Many people feel that reality television is the best production to come from ABC, NBC and all the corporate conglomerates ... y are doing. Selling easily produced television to easily minded recipients. The first problem with reality TV is that it isn't even reality. As soon as a camera is placed in front of someone, they au ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Jun/2005

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

Reality Television: A Critique.

Does reality TV send a positive or negative message about American society? When analyzed and examined as ... r negative message about American society? When analyzed and examined as an element of pop culture, reality television is degrading to society, individuals, and ironically, very different from true re ... dividuals, and ironically, very different from true reality. This essay will focus on the effect of reality TV on society, and its influence on American popular culture.Reality television has been a p ...

(2 pages) 99 2 3.4 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The Truman Show": How does the film "The Truman Show" tell the audience about the influence of the media?

ion are realized. Not until The Truman Show. This film directed by Peter Weir, is a simulation of a reality show that is a live broadcast of the subject Truman, for every second of his life. The Truma ... and learned to love those around him, seemingly his family and his friends, as the spotlight of the reality television show: The Truman Show. He was oblivious to the fact that he was being watched by ...

(6 pages) 48 0 0.0 Oct/2006

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

This essay is written on the future of history, basically explaining what I think my children will be learning in their history classes.

n are taught from a young age the importance American society places on appearance, and meaningless reality television. What about when you ask a question concerning the upcoming presidential election ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Why is it monogamy the 'appropriate' form of relationships in Western societies?

evision programme called 'Cheaters' has been broadcast on Channel Seven every Sunday night. It is a reality show that allows you to view actual true stories documenting the pain of a spouse or lover c ... Audience watching this programme will most likely show their sympathy to the injured parties. This reality television programme illustrates public's perception on infidelity is negative and even unac ...

(10 pages) 55 0 4.7 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Reality Television

Reality Television has recently become the flavor of the month. With the recentish introduction of t ... s such as Survivor to documentaries like Animal Hospital to the worldwide phenomena of Big Brother, reality television comes in many shapes and sizes.Many are quick to criticize and say there is no su ... ome an easy target- especially when programs such as Boot Camp are just Bad.The public had embraced reality television. Although critics have attacked it, people can't get enough of it, and change the ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Pop Culture- Big Brother

mers to have widespread access and are constantly changing and evolving.”As an avid fan of the reality television series “Big Brother”(BB) taking up copious hours of my life, I began to ... features. However, due to BB extensive popularity over cultures, the social changes brought about a reality Television show has reached such a magnitude that in order to properly evaluate BB contribut ...

(11 pages) 41 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The effects of Media and Televison on todays society

nteresting to think how a very good movie or show can have such a profound effect on people. Unlike reality, television also has this habit of being pathetically predictable which doesn't force people ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Voyeurism On TV: Harful Or Helpful?

an extension of voyeurism? Are they programs that are morally sound and are fit for public viewing? Reality television has grown so much recently and has sparked many issues in the entertainment world ... about the next day in the office or sitting at the cafeteria.What is it about "Survivor" and other reality shows that drives people to the television set? Is it the drama, the voyeurism, the real-lif ...

(6 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Does 'Romeo and Juliet' deserve to be considered pop culture in the Elizabethan Era?

be considered pop culture?Popular culture today usually consists of action packed Hollywood movies, reality television shows like Big Brother, random singers who are known for their publicity more tha ...

(4 pages) 991 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Reality Television Analysis

y to day. So why is it that so many people have been pulled into the phenomenon that is now dubbed "reality television"? Every week, millions of viewers plant themselves in front of their televisions ... aware that their favorite television shows, such as Survivor and The Real World, are not, in fact, "reality" are picked apart, rearranged, and edited to fit what the producers of each show feel will e ...

(4 pages) 34 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Voyeurism in Disturbia: A Complicated Perception

Many people take pleasure in the position of watching others live their lives, as is the case with reality television. Kale Brecht is no exception to this infatuation by society, since he too gazes u ... of whether something is good or bad arises from the movie, as does the blurring of the line between reality and imagination. First of all, the concept of spying could be for good or it could be for ba ...

(4 pages) 1928 0 1.0 Dec/2009

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