Archive for September 2009
One very big thing we see in the media is DRAMA with a capitol DRAMA. People are drawn to it. How many reality shows are out there right now? Dozens?! In all of these shows there is one thing that they have in common- drama. In the famous reality show on VH!, “Rock of Love,” women compete for a chance at love with a rock star, Bret Michaels.
Not only are these women throwing themselves at this man, and hoping to win his affection, they are vicious towards each other. They call names, and lie, and hit each other. These “women” make themselves look like little high school girls, who are jealous and lack class. They draw in the ratings though because who doesn’t love watching drama? One reality show “vixen” became famous for spitting on another girl! This is sick! But, hey, the producers of this lovely show are drawing in the viewers. I actually heard one middle school girl talking about how she would have done the same thing. Two thoughts ran through my mind, “Are you serious honey?” and “What were her parents thinking allowing her to watch this show?”
We have seem more violence in the media lately. A lot of it is girls fighting with each other. I wonder if the media plays a role in this? Do these girls think that by beating up on other girls they are going to be deamed “cool” or famous? One group of girls lured their “friend” into their home so they could attack her and post the video on youtube and myspace. http://www.wftv.com/news/15817394/detail.html The girls who did the attacking were charged with serious crimes. Do you think that this had any impact on them… or do you think that their friends are patting them on the back and laughing about it?
Another famous reality show, “Jon and Kate plus Eight” has suddenly sky rocketed with viewers. This happened when? After their divorce… yep, more drama! It seems like people would be drawn to happiness and happy people. We are not sending a very good message to our children by watching these shows and upping their ratings. Why do you think that fighting and drama draws in so many viewers?