Reality shows had become a huge success in our society, we have a great variety of them, and we can choose which one we want to see according to our age, or in which one of those realities we feel more connected. Seeing the huge impact that this new way of doing television has in me and the society I decided to focus my research on this topic. Before I started my research, I was thinking that this might not be easy to investigate, because some people might think this could be a superficial topic, but as I’m investigating, I have notice that besides me, there is a lot of people out there, trying to figure out why this type of television became a millionaire company and affecting so many people around the world.
I don’t see that many reality shows, so I decided for the beginning of my research, to see different TV shows, for different ages and diverse content. I took some notes of the difference between them, and what it might be the main focus on each TV show.
After spending a couple hours watching the TV and watching old episodes on Netflix, I went to the library and I was able to fin this book called “How real is reality TV: essays on representation and truth” by Escoffery, David S., and he is saying on his book, that our society is attracted today to see this shows, because they are constructed in a specific way to catch the attention of the viewer, from economic, personal and political issues, the difference is, that they tend to over exaggerate this issues, to make people interested on this.
When I was doing the research, luckily in my Intro to Communication class, the topic was reality shows, and why they are so famous in teenagers and contemporary adults, I started to take notes to the answers that other students were giving, and one of the answers catch my attention, because the student said, the reason why she watch the reality show is because, if she is feeling that she is having too many troubles and she is getting...
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