Rhetorical Analysis

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Throughout the years the culture and how people have viewed vampires has dramatically changed. The older version of the vampire took on the persona of an evil blood sucking creature when today the vampire plays the role of the loving good guy in the movies. Today society has embraced the vampire as an iconic character and spurned the imagination of girls across the country. Twilight, True Blood, and Vampire Diaries are at the top of the list when it comes to most popular vampire flicks but a new show on MTV is trying to make a push to the top. Courtney Baker, a writer for the Collegiate Times, writes about this new MTV show, “Death Valley”, and gives us an in depth review on the first episode as well how she expects the first season to play out.

In the article, the writer gives the audience a rundown of the new show Death Valley on MTV and also uses a combination of shows like Reno 911 and Vampire Diaries to create an image of what to expect context wise in Death Valley. Courtney compares the shows genre to Reno 911 because of how similar they are produced and how the viewer is involved. The show is shot from a single camera and the characters provide first hand interviews to make the viewer seem more involved in their show. She then goes on and gives a thorough review of the first episode and lists her pros and cons of the season premiere. At the conclusion of the article the writer adds a little bit of criticism towards the new TV show and gives advice on what she thinks could be improved in order to satisfy the audience. She suggests that the producers of Death Valley go with an even more comical approach during the action scenes of the show. The purpose of this article was not only to give a review on a TV show but also offer information to the group of people who thought Death Valley was just another vampire chick flick with the same plot as the rest.

The writer, Courtney Baker, makes her point saying that Death Valley isn’t like either two...
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