Even though its target audience were thought to be primarily children, the unpredictable show functioning as a morality tale with not an overly preachy tone has certainly attracted a fanbase of mainly young adults with its absurd humour, weirdness, emotional complexity, the subject matter of friendship, intimacy, individuality and discovering one’s self-worth all the while subliminally touching upon some serious issues and themes such as feminist
If an anonymous decided to organize a list of ordinary teenage girls in the world, Hannah Jones would be destined to be in there. Just like every average teenager, Hannah had a family, friends, and she was happy (Nearly all of the time). Hannah was living in California when her family decided to move to New York for some personal reasons.
Amanda Bradshaw was proud to say that she lived in Cambridge her whole life. She grew up in the run-down town it once was, and she absolutely loved it. She would spend days by herself, wanting to explore every inch of Cambridge. Before blooming into a more confident girl, Amanda was incredibly quiet as a child. She would only speak up unless she was directly spoken to, as she had trouble making friends. This didn’t bother Amanda too much, as she preferred being reserved to herself. Going to school was a battle everyday, as she was pushed around and bullied by most of the girls in her class. Everything changed when she met… Jesse Aarons. He was her first friend/best friend at the time, as her opened her eyes and helped her find the courage to
Since the show went on air way back in 2008, people got pretty obsessed pretty quickly. And it’s not just fans - the show became critically acclaimed, taking home Golden Globes, Emmys, and a slew of other awards.
"Well she always told me they were soooooo in love, but yesterday she just seemed so angry she was breathless. I heard her tell one of her friends that she had some dirt on Ryan and that she was going to make his head burn and bring him down as
you are a tv show/ teen drama junky, you have to have it under your belt.
I chose to review the show Gossip Girl. Originally a book by Cecily von Ziegesar the show came to prime-time television airing on The CW television network in 2007. But, since the end of the show in 2012, Gossip Girl has been put on Netflix. This 45-minute-long show depicts the lives of teens living in the Upper East Side of New York City. The episode that was watched covered many topics. To give a brief description; an outsider, is threatening the academic career of one of the Upper “Eastiders”, as they are called in the show. An outsider is one that does not live in the Upper East Side and one who is not in the common core friend group. The one who is being threatened is a main character in the show and is loved by many. The outsider has incriminating
If a teenage girl is sitting in the living room watching an episode of Gossip Girl around eight on a typical Tuesday school night, the mom will approach her daughter and naturally in a stern voice say, “You’re homework better be finished!” The daughter automatically nods her head and ignores her mom. Then the mom will just assume that her daughter's room isn't clean, or name a million other things that the daughter should be doing instead of watching TV. The daughter will then get paranoid and continue to do nothing but ignore her mom, and watch her Gossip Girl. Next, the mom will realize that her daughter isn't going to budge anytime soon, so she decides to sit down and watch TV with her. The mom is most likely not up to date on her daughter's current TV show whatsoever, so she will ask multiple aggravating questions about who certain characters are and why they are doing this or that. It is very difficult to focus on a show, or even try to relax by any means when the everyday mom is either always yelling about something or continuously asking irrelevant questions. Although the everyday mom can seem unavoidable, an easy solution to this issue would be to go upstairs and close the door to watch TV on a phone or laptop, where the everyday mom cannot find a way to budge her way in and be
Tabloid Scandals, Sabotaging Co-Stars And Mental Breakdowns Rock Lauren's World. And The Paparazzi Are Everywhere, Catching Every Juicy Second.
The new season of the popular Disney channel series “Girl Meets World” brings forth new matters and stories all along its entry.
In todays modern society, there is now a constant growing concern about adolescent’s exposure to the medias portrayal of sexuality and love. The publicity of love and sex that todays adolescents are saturated in is mainly unrealistic and false, theoretically affecting and distorting their, behavior, beliefs and attitude towards sex and love. These impractical pictures tend to commonly be publicized through social media, networking, television and movies. The medias views tend to contradict the biblical messages towards love and sex, confusing young society on the meaning of true commitment and love. A popular television show targeted to the demographic of female teenagers ‘Gossip Girl’ features and emphasizes the wrong messages concerning love and sex.
Similar to Sontag’s “Notes On Camp”, which “proposes a comic vision of the world” (Sontag 288), Ryan Murphy’s “Scream Queens” utilizes comedy to portray issues prevalent in society today. By “dethroning the serious” (Sontag 288) and being “playful” (Sontag 288) and “anti-serious” (Sontag 288), “Scream Queens” effectively accomplishes this feat. The TV series “Scream Queens”, deals with numerous social issues in society such as homosexuality, racism and eating disorders. However, through its comedy and lack of seriousness, this series is able to provide a sense of bluntness and harsh reality of these issues. By adopting this unique approach, this TV series’ use of comedy works, as it depicts these social issues in its true light, which many believe are non-existent, subsequently leading to society’s ability to tackle these issues directly and ‘head on’.
British soap operas are, of course, overly dramatic. In nearly every soap opera, including the Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and The Archers—the characters constantly discuss money and drink excessively. Of course, these shows are not made to be taken literally—they are mindless entertainment, not serious social commentary. However, behind the drama, they raise subtle questions about the nature of Britain today: the clashes between cultures and religions, upper and lower classes, and the young rebelling against the old. All of these things could be happening at the very same time, and underlining all of these issues is the idea that no one should be trusted.
I agree that television is “a vast cultural wasteland”, because it shows the lengths of what is taken just gain ratings, without any regard to the impact the content could have on audiences that happen to see it. Bad Girls Club, is a prime example of this, due to the shows violence, language, and adult behaviors. The reality show has aired on Oxygen for nine years, it has had seventeen seasons so far and two spin-off shows. The women who are casted in the show usually have behavior or psychological problems and their ages range from 21 to 28. The Bad Girls Club and Bad Girls Club All Star, “delivered Oxygen's highest rated series premiere ever among total viewers”, according to an article on Broadwayworld. Although the show is a huge success in ratings, it also has its consequence. Television is major influence on children as far as what they buy, what they wear, and how they dance. Shows like Bad Girls Club can encourage violence in young children, especially teens Tampa Juvenile Welfare Board training manager Shelba Waldron says that "Studies have shown that girls who watch these violent reality TV shows have a
Are you aware of what your teenage daughter is watching on TV? You might think you know, but studies show that 44% of kids say they watch something different when they’re alone than with their parents. Have you ever taken a moment to think about how television may be impacting your daughter? 66% of teens say they are influenced by TV shows. Therefore, next time you see your daughter watching TV think about how those shows may be influencing her. Television nowadays is having a negative influence on teenage girls.