Let’s just face it, reality TV is all of our secret addictions. We couldn’t wait to see the drama unfold on Laguna Beach when Stephan and Kristen were “Dunzo," and we can’t get enough of the crazy situations that Snookie and Deena end up in. Reality TV is such a huge part of our generation’s culture in today’s day and age. It has such a big impact in the way that we carry on throughout our days even. The amount of chaos involved in these shows raises questions such as, who are these people, where do they come from, and is this for real? In my opinion not all of the content on these shows is “reality."
Drama, drama, and more drama. This word seems to be what reality television is focused on these days. Recently on the Jersey Shore Sammy and Ronny got into another one of their infamous fights, but this one took a nasty turn for the worse. Things started to get violent and messy when the couples trust issues began to flare up. Ronny went from normal Guido juicehead to the hulk in a matter of seconds; he was flipping beds and throwing possessions out the door. Behavior this intense isn’t something that you would normally see, which raises the question, was it for the ratings? Think about it, would you ever chuck something out the window because your significant other cheated on you over a year ago, but the issue has already been dealt with? A little extreme if you ask me. Also, we can never forget the one and only Pumpkin from VH1’s Flavor of Love. Her love was so “passionate” for a man well over twice her age that she felt a lougie to another contestant’s, New York, face was necessary. Any person wishing to perceive themselves as classy would obviously support her in this action, right? My question is what would possess a person to want to be portrayed in such a negative light? Did New York really deserve a wad of spit to the dome?
What are your opinions on the topic of reality television? Is it all real or fake? Maybe a little mix of both?