Reality TV Talk - The Reality Behind Reality TV

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August 9, 2013

Keeping Track: A History Of Reality Television

People love reality TV shows. Scientists have discovered that people love realty TV shows because they show people in real life situations. Realty TV shows attract millions of viewers. Here are four of the best realty TV shows of all time. 1.Flavor of Love Flavor of Love was the first realty TV show with women competing to win the heart of a former hip-hop star. Each season of Flavor of Love was interesting. There were new characters and a never ending supply of clocks. 2.America’s Next Top Model America’s next top model gave TV viewers a look into the world of being a super model. The characters on the show were interestin, texas direct tv, and it was always interesting to find out who would be crowned America’s next top model. 3.American Idol People all over the world realized they could be a celebrity during the first season of American Idol. The show motivated people to pursue their dreams of being a singer. Some of the winners on American Idol have had successful careers since being on the show. 4.Survivor Being placed on an Island with strangers, and having to battle each other for the chance to win one millions dollars is a great idea for a realty show. Viewers watched real people fight for survival and money.

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June 25, 2013

To Watch Or Not To Watch: The Pros And Cons Of Reality TV

To Watch Or Not To Watch: The Pros And Cons Of Reality TV

The reasons to watch reality television are strong – as are, unfortunately, the reasons to avoid it. On the positive side, reality TV offers what all good entertainment offers: pure escapism. If you’ve had a rough day with co-workers or kids, you can relax in your recliner and forget your troubles by visiting the parallel dimension of reality TV. Here, wealthy housewives battle one another like Shakespearean monarchs, and even wealthier heiresses (more…)

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May 11, 2013

Love Or Fame Seeking: The Bachelor & The Bachelorette

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are two of America’s favorite reality television shows. Many people are secretive about their love of the show, but it has so many twists and turns that make the show so exciting.

The people that go on these reality shows are often times truly looking for love. People with a strong desire to find that right person may realize that the bachelor or bachelorette is seeking the same type of commitment. Some people believe (more…)

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March 28, 2013

The Stinkers: The Worst Reality Shows

The Stinkers: The Worst Reality Shows

Ever since “Survivor” took American audiences by storm in 2000, U.S. airwaves have been inundated with reality shows. And many have been horrible, as in the following.

“Are You Hot?: The Search for America’s Sexiest People” was a 2003 ABC reality show in which even the title was degrading. Here, three celebrity judges – Rachel Hunter, Lorenzo Lamas and Randolph Duke – examined the bodies of a parade of contestants, and pointed out their physical flaws in excruciating detail.

“Temptation Island” aired on Fox from 2001 to 2003. (more…)

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November 5, 2012

The Amazing Race: See the World & Experience New Cultures

The Amazing Race takes eleven teams consisting of two members on a race over thousands of miles and several continents. In each leg of the race, teams must complete challenges that require mental and/or physical skill. When each leg ends, the last team in is usually eliminated. The last three teams complete the race, and the first team in at the completion of the last leg wins one million dollars.

The teams consist of married or dating couples, family members and friends. The competition is (more…)

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October 22, 2012

COPS: Reality TV Before Reality TV

Most people are familiar with the sound of Bad Boys playing and sirens on television. These are the sounds of the television show COPS. It was the first reality show before all of these other shows that have made their way to homes. This was a weekend show that made most people thankful they never committed a crime. Who would want to have their story broadcast on television? However, at the same time, people who watched the show sometimes got a good laugh because there have been some (more…)

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COPS: Reality TV Before Reality TV

Most people are familiar with the sound of Bad Boys playing and sirens on television. These are the sounds of the television show COPS. It was the first reality show before all of these other shows that have made their way to homes. This was a weekend show that made most people thankful they never committed a crime. Who would want to have their story broadcast on television? However, at the same time, people who watched the show sometimes got a good laugh because there have been some strange criminals.
Why was this the first reality show? The answer to (more…)

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October 10, 2012

Watching People At Home: Big Brother

Whether you shout it from rooftops or wait until you are alone behind closed doors, it seems like everyone has an addiction to reality TV. Remember when the rose went to the wrong girl on The Bachelor? How about when Jenna and Heidi stripped for food on Survivor? How much did you cry when you heard Susan Boyle and Paul Potts? But what makes us love it so much? Although many people complain that reality TV is new and just a blimp on the (more…)

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Watching People At Home: Big Brother

Whether you shout it from rooftops or wait until you are alone behind closed doors, it seems like everyone has an addiction to reality TV. Remember when the rose went to the wrong girl on The Bachelor? How about when Jenna and Heidi stripped for food on Survivor? How much did you cry when you heard Susan Boyle and Paul Potts? But what makes us love it so much? Although many people complain that reality TV is new and just a blimp (more…)

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September 28, 2012

The Amazing Race: See the World & Experience New Cultures

To simply call “The Amazing Race” a reality show is a bit lazy. While it is technically listed as a “reality-competition” show, the fact is that it is so much more. It is a travel show that goes to the remote corners of the planet to show different people and cultures; it’s a dramatic shows that gives you people that you actually end up caring about whether they win and lose; and most of all, it is an action show that gets you sucked in the first minute you watch it. (more…)