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Is The End Of Reality TV Near?

Doris Lavoile, Impact Staff

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I have always loved television. There is nothing more relaxing than coming home from a hard day of school or work and sitting down and enjoying a good show. I personally would always result to my most guilty pleasure: Reality TV.

As much as I hate to admit it, I would find shows like Love and Hip Hop, Real Housewives and Bad Girls Club entertaining. It’s hilarious to tune in to these shows and laugh at the expense of other people’s lack of morality and common sense. I would also love participating in the twitter conversation about just how ridiculous some of these reality TV stars are.

Although these shows provided some of the most talked about moments over the past few months such as Mimi Faust’s sex tape and the Teresa and Joe Giudice’s fraud scandal, I am really getting tired over these shows. What was once so amusing and entertaining is now just pathetically sad. I can’t sit down watch a show now without pointing out the psychological issues that most of these reality TV stars seem to have. I felt like my IQ was plummeting the more I continued to watch. 

I also didn’t like the idea that I was was supporting these shows. These reality TV stars are adults who chose to act like fools for a check and their fifteen minutes of fame. I didn’t want to be one of many rewarding people for their bad behavior and lack of talent. 

It was starting to feel like reality TV was dominating until now.

Many people have seem to grown tired of the negative and mindless traits of reality. One of the most popular reality shows Keeping Up With The Kardashians most recent season struggled to keep up with it’s normally high ratings.

With rise of some new shows like How to get away With Murder and Black-ish as well as reoccurring shows like American Horror Story, Scandal and Blacklist, stimulating television might still have a chance.

These shows all have been getting raving reviews and as viewer myself I can say that I most certainly agree.

Shonda Rhimes who has created the hit TV shows like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder has been dubbed ‘TV’s Savior’ by the Hollywood Reporter. She is known for her smart and witty writing and her diversity of characters on these shows.

I know that I’ve only named just a few shows, but I feel just a few new programs can help inspire people to create shows that have some great content. There can finally be television that makes us think, laugh and stimulate our minds.

 

About the Writer
Doris Lavoile, Impact Staff
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Doris Lavoile is senior majoring in English and minoring in Journalism. She is a friendly introvert, avid series binge watcher, Netflix enthusiast and recovering procrastinator. She hopes to one day write for an entertainment & lifestyle magazine. Most importantly, she is aspiring to inspire.

She writes a column titled College Student’s POV.

She can be reached at [email protected]

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