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Are reality shows good for society?

Reality shows like Big Boss, Roadies are nowadays became the demand of Indian youth. But this kinda reality shows giving wrong message to our society by the abusive language used in the show.....this entertainment is becoming a curse to the society.....plz share urban views....

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    Feb 25 2013: Reality shows would be more accurately entitled "unscripted shows." No one's reality is the controlled and carefully edited version on television.

    Perhaps the better question is whether media shapes culture or merely reflects it.
    • Mar 8 2013: You make an excellent point here. The media has such an influence on culture today. Media tells us what to eat, what to wear, what is acceptable, what is desirable, etc. Reality shows are the culmination of all these influences. Reality shows can present whatever they want society to see. Shows like Jersey Shore portray people living irresponsibly and foolishly with virtually no repercussions. Other shows simply present skewed versions of actual events.

      "Perhaps the better question is whether media shapes culture or merely reflects it."
      This is a very interesting question. I believe both are true to some extent. The media gives society what it think we want (i.e. ridiculous shows about ridiculous things) and then uses these shows to send specific messages. However, I think if ratings started suddenly dropping for these types of shows, the media would find another method of influence.

      Do you think these types of shows are harmful or just fail to accomplish good?

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