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Drama with a capitol DRAMA

Posted on: September 27, 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. bretmichaels
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! jon-and-kate-to-separate 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?

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6 Responses to "Drama with a capitol DRAMA"

This is a good connection from your last blog. I feel like people stopped watching soap operas and are now watching this! I have said it so many times, but some of these shows are examples of how the media puts women against each other. I think people enjoy the scandal of these shows for the same reason they enjoyed the scandal with soap operas. People are entertained with these dirty, fantasy world. Maybe it makes them feel better about themselves. I really don’t get it myself.

Its funny that you added the Jon & Kate comment because it used to be a guilty pleasure of mine, but since the divorce it makes me too sad!

Yes, did you notice how the media is pushing the fact that Jon is flaunting around with “loose, young girls.” How do you think this makes Jon and Kate, and their kids feel? They are real people after all… The worst part about it is how high the ratings have gotten.

I just said something similar on one of your classmates’ blogs but what disturbs me about all this is the ugliness. At least soap operas were generally about people who knew the rules for getting along in polite society, and who occasionally (OK frequently) broke those, only to get somehow punished. They lived in nice looking homes, wore attractive clothes, and the shows were well-lit.

On the other hand, many of the reality shows just seem to show people acting outrageously rude in truly unpleasant settings–bad lighting, ugly furniture, women spilling out of their clothes. At the same time, even our sitcoms and dramas seem to want to amp up the unpleasantness–lots of blood, throwing up, and things like that that would have never been shown only a few years ago. What sorts of messages are viewers getting?

Exactly. It is disgusting to see how the media is teaching girls and women to treat each other. I am reading an excellent book called “The Narcissism Epidemic” by Twenge and Campbell… Excellent read for any parent who is worried their child is feeling some sense of entitlement to act like the media tells them… Great book, part of my next blog…

Drama is what sell these days just ask jerry springer. For sure most of theses shows are scripted yet I continue to watch them. I think the reason I do so is to see how stupid and crazy the people will behave.

Yes, but why does drama sell? Why do we watch these shows and up the ratings when we know it is teaching our children, and ourselves and those around us, very rude and inappropriate ways to behave.

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  • Phil: It's amazing what you randomly happen across while trawling through Google Images...anyway, this was a very interesting read so I thought I should add
  • peachiz1123: I was not saying both of these videos are the same. The point is that both videos depict young kids disrespecting those that they shouldn't be. Mu hus
  • Lisa: It is way too often i hear a kid disrespecting their parents! Celebrities do it to their parents and so do average, everyday kids and teens. I think i

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