Informative Speech Reality Tv Essay

1151 Words Jan 2nd, 2011 5 Pages
Introduction:

It’s a Thursday night, around 9:45. What are you doing?
Relaxing, homework, getting ready to go out, eating, group projects

My friends and I are gathering to watch the latest episode of Jersey Shore.
No educational value, no way of stimulating the brain
However is increasingly popular

Season 2 was the #1 television series in the p-12-34 demo for summer 2010 and posted increasing growth every week
Has a soundtrack, sticker book, wall calendar, bobble head dolls, shirts, water bottles, and even a book titled “Gym, Tanning, Laundry: The Official Jersey Shore Quote Book.”
(“Jersey Shore”)

So where did this idea of reality TV come from? How many kinds of different reality TV are out there and why is this is
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If she says yes, the couple is surprised with a million dollar check.
Playing with the audio and visual leads to portraying the wrong behavior and actions.
Also revealed was that events are restaged if technical errors occur or if something dramatic happened without being recorded. The Restaurant and Survivor have both been blamed for doing this.
A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila, which has both men and women competing for a woman’s heart, is speculated to have Tila, the woman who everyone is trying to win over, a heterosexual with a boyfriend. Winner Bobby Barnhart claimed he never said her after the taping and was never even given her phone number.
("Reality Television.”)

Marketing for reality TV shows is outrageous. 8 out of 10 instances of product placement are for reality shows. These shows include: The Biggest Loser, American Idol, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Americas’ Toughest Jobs, Deal or no Deal, Americas Next Top Model, Last Comic Standing, and Hells Kitchen.

Topic 4: Why?

This leads me to my last question, why is America so consumed in this concept of reality TV?

One reason is because it’s an escape from reality. Over the summer, my family had busy schedules and everyone was running 20 different directions at a time. However, come 8pm Monday, my mom, sister and I had a vow to forget about our busy lives, and watch The Bachelorette together.

It became a bonding session for us. People watch…

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