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Reality TV. Compare these two clips, how real are they?. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJaY9EO7Ej4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivx3uOfHz4k.

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Compare these two clips how real are they
Compare these two clips, how real are they?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJaY9EO7Ej4

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivx3uOfHz4k

ALL reality TV shows are constructed to a certain degree, whether that’s having some scripted elements, getting people to do certain activities, or just having a camera follow someone.


TASK

  • Create a continuum like the one below including the following reality tv shows and any others you can think of.

  • X Factor

  • Big Brother

  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians

  • Cake Boss

  • The Amazing Race

  • The Real World

  • The Apprentice

  • America’s Next Top Model

  • Duck Dynasty

  • Jersey Shore

Constructed

Reality

Reality

Police,

Camera,

Action

Strictly Come

Dancing


Why do we watch reality tv
Why do we watch reality TV?

  • Uses and gratifications

  • How about this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuWVwf9rPJI


Is it wrong to enjoy watching people humiliate themselves
Is it wrong to enjoy watching people humiliate themselves?

  • Was it right that Susan Boyle was catapulted into the spotlight when she had history of mental health problems?

  • Why is it funny to watch people fail? How are these people represented?

  • Is it fair that people like Simon Cowell are allowed to increase the humiliation with scathing remarks?


Voyeurism
Voyeurism

  • Voyeurism is a term used to describe the pleasure that people get from watching other people.

  • First TV show to play on this was Candid Camera:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qHc6OgPs5E

  • People were filmed without their knowledge, in humourous situations. Again, audiences enjoyed watching the humiliation.


Voyeurism1
Voyeurism

  • This trend continued with more modern shows like Trigger Happy TVhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTV-YxOwLdA

  • And more recently, Punk’dhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpAGztnw3WA

  • Worldwide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HoJveRDptDs#!


Voyeurism2
Voyeurism

  • Punk’d is attractive to watch for audiences because famous people are being targeted.

  • Is it right that shows like Trigger Happy should target ‘normal’ members of the public? Should we be allowed to watch their humiliation?

  • Are people being exploited, or is it ok for companies to make money from these shows because the people agree to participate?


Bad taste
Bad Taste?

  • Some reality shows have really pushed boundaries.

  • Wifeswap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P4VFjA1WYc&feature=related invaded the family home and swapped family members

  • Ibiza Uncovered http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ft-ToMWFws showed how young british people spent their holidays – producing a very negative representation of young people.

  • What values do these shows present to audiences?


Task

  • Create a table of reality TV shows, and then the groups of people that they represent in a good light, and those they represent in a bad light. (if any…)


Participants

Participants

How are they represented? Why are they chosen?


Participants1
Participants

Homosexual

?

Geek

“dumb blonde”

STEREOTYPES!

What others can you think of?


Participants2
Participants

  • Stereotypes are important for reality TV because they help viewers to relate the participants with other, similar types of people we know. This could stimulate interest in the program.

  • Other reasons?


TASK

  • You are working for BBC Three.

  • You have been asked to find 4 participants for a new reality TV show where they will be asked to live in a underwater house for two weeks.

  • The show is designed to target 18-24 year old males and females.

  • Provide a brief profile for the type of people you want to appear in the show. Do not use specific individuals, but rather a set of criteria you might use to filter people who apply.


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