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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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  • Mar 8 2013: At the end of the day, reality shows exist because they make money. People watch them, so they will continue to be made. This doesn't necessarily mean that they are good or bad. Shows like "Chopped" on the Food Network don't really offer any underlying messages or suggest a way of life. These types of shows simply offer a half hour of entertainment involving food, cooking and competition.

    On the contrary, other shows seem to suggest things about society and life in general. "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and "The Real Housewives of ______" depict people living a lifestyle that is far from one most people can relate to. At the same time, are people really affected by this? Do people really watch the Kardashians and think, "This is how I want to live my life."? Hopefully not. People watch them because they are absurd, because they are entertaining and because they are dramatic.

    Whether "reality" shows represent anything real or not, they make money. Because of this, they will continue to exist. Do people watch them to see how to live their lives or purely for entertainment? I would like to believe the latter.

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