Sunday, April 10, 2011
Pray it won't happen to movies as well.
If your life is a Reality TV, would you watch it?
I know I have talked about this subject in my previous post. But the trend toward reality shows is disturbing to me.
At first it was fascinating. Throw together a few regular people and watch them interact.
But it's grown into something else entirely!
Singers and dancers aren't real anymore. They're the results of television polls. I see half naked club kids in hot tubs. Person pitted against person for money and not an honest game of trivia. Now it's backstabbing and arguing that make the big bucks. There's a show about rich brats having birthday parties. Of families swapping wives so the world can watch them traumatize the children.
These shows basically promote the worst behavior in people. Lie, cheat & steal for money. Where does it end?
Do viewers watch tv now to see people in public mental collapse? Or do networks programmed us to descend into this state?
When did we as a society decide that filming a group of people arguing, hooking up, and throwing fits was a good substitute for a television series with a script, a plot, and some substance?
I agree that sometimes it's fun to just kick back and laugh at something stupid someone said or did. Besides, real people were so much more interesting to watch. We could identify with them. They looked like us! No glamour or make up, just real people.
That was then...
Now, instead of these 'real" people we could identify with, it's buff men and women in bikini or tight shirts strutting there butts and tits in our living room screen.
Even Reality TV has become Hollywood...