The Reality Of Reality Tv

991 WordsNov 17, 20164 Pages
I truly believe that reality TV needs a different name. At first reality TV was created with the aim to depict reality, but over time different interests and actions have resulted in doing the opposite of this. I would even go so far to say that reality TV has become just as fictional as fiction based television. “Reality” is defined as “the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them”. However, Reality TV in no way represents this definition, but rather represents the idealistic and notional ideas as to what reality should be. Producer manipulation distorts any sense of reality that is present in reality TV shows. Many reality TV stars are celebrities who often create false impressions of their lifestyles in order to appeal to their intended audience and build their brand. Shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians are a prime example of the effects that reality TV shows have on building a brand for celebrities. As a result of the show the Kardashians have been able to build their fan base and expand their products into things like apps, fashion, sponsorships, and social media. In addition, studies have shown that celebrities with dwindling statuses tend to join a season or two of reality TV in order to be able build up their declining fan base. Dancing with the Stars is an example of a show that is notorious for reintroducing into the limelight celebrities with dwindling statuses. In addition, editing, splicing,

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