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Reality Shows.. How much worse have they gotten?

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I read an article in Times Magazine that was published in 2006 about reality shows. The author constitently explained how “fake” and “scripted” these shows were. He used examples such as the shows Blind Date and Laguna Beach. We all remember those shows, but if you think about it, how much worse have reality show television gotten? At that point maybe there were only a couple of reality shows. Now-a-days, three years later, you can’t turn the television on without seeing at least five reality shows.

Not only are there more reality shows out there, but how much worse have they gotten? How much more “fake” and “scripted” are they? Read this article written about reality shows in 2006 and compare it to reality tv shows now. You can tell how much worse they have gotten and how much more they have affected media.,9171,1154194-2,00.html


Written by allisonwaters

December 18, 2009 at 6:18 am

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