“The Biggest Loser” Shalen Gill Essay # 3 The obesity rates in North America of adults as well as children are among the highest in the world. North Americans tend to forgo nutrition for convenience. (Leigh, 2011) So why not produce a reality show that people can sit on the couch and watch. “The Biggest Loser” is a reality show that was introduced by NBC and first aired on NBC in 2004. (Wikipedia) “The Biggest Loser” has influenced many seasons and adaptations of the show across the world; it has inspired video games, cookbooks, music compilation CD’s of workout songs, work out videos and even new studies based on viewers of this type of reality show.
Does reality television depict reality? The seemingly endless stream of “reality” television shows, along with their rampant popularity, would suggest that the genre lives up to its name. The appeal of this genre is a supposed window to the “back stage” of the lives of interesting individuals. However, the actors and production staff are constantly manipulating the situation to promote a storyline. This essay will use the concepts from Erving Goffman’s The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959) to analyse whether two specific television shows accurately reflect reality: Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Big Brother.
With the constant change in culture because of what society finds acceptable at that time react from our given surrounds in a specific time period. In this current time period there are three major trends in American culture. Starting off with the biggest is reality television, shows such as “Jersey Shore,” “Teen Mom,” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” All these reality shows are a huge hit in America, by being able to watch these people’s personal issues play out is fascinating to some people and boring to others. The second major trend but one of the oldest trends sticking out through many of years would be body modification. Getting things such as tattoos, body piercings, and now things like plastic surgery, such as breast implants are all new ways of people to find joy in enjoying their bodies.
The Fictional Reality In today's society, reality television shows are known to be one of the most popular genre of television. One of the biggest aspect why reality television shows are so beloved by the audience is the fact how ordinary people can gain instant fame. Ordinary people can watch the shows, see people like themselves and fantasize that they too could become celebrities by being on television. However, some instances are just too good to be true. There is a distinct line that separates these so called "reality" television shows from the authenticity of real life.
Although the critics of reality TV are highly outspoken, there is also the counterargument of the benefits of the genre on its participants and audience. For the people who volunteer themselves for the likes of "American Idol" and "America's Next Top Model," winning the show is potentially a life-changing experience and a springboard to a career in the entertainment industry. The reward is there for the taking, but it's often not just the winners who can make a name for themselves. Tocarra Jones, a participant on season 3 of "America's Next Top Model," may not have won the show, but she is still a working plus-size model today signed to the largest modeling agency in the world. Whether we approve of reality television or not it will
Ross and Nightingale (2003) amongst others (e.g. Reiss & Wiltz 2004; Nightingale & Dwyer 2006; Hill 2002) have commented on the significance of Reality TV’s role in revitalising tired media audiences through the introduction of new dimensions to the TV viewing experience. Arguably one of the most popular Reality TV programs on a global level, Big Brother, has largely been the focus of social commentators and some scholars who have researched Reality TV (Reiss & Wiltz 2004). This essay will focus on Reality TV’s strategies for engaging audiences, with specific reference to Ross and Nightingale’s (2003) commentary on the Big Brother phenomenon and its implication for understanding media audiences. In order to examine Reality TV’s strategies for engaging
Influence of Visual Media Paper Culture and visual entertainment media have more than one thing to relate. People can relate what goes on in TV shows and Movies, Some shows and movies are base off a true story. These types of media can or have help others by teaching them about life, and other people how they live. One of the biggest impact on TV shows and Movies in this media are Celebrities, They can make a big impact how we think and how we will learn throughout the future. America has been shaped by this type of media in many different ways.
I will be discussing in this paper the interrelationship between culture and visual media entertainment. There have been many television shows and movies that have displayed the culture of times in them. Many people have been influenced by these movies and television shows because some individuals can really relate to the lifestyles or actions of the people. Especially with videos out there for learning things, I think seeing the how to videos really helps people rather than reading materials. It gives more of a hand on experience.
Table of Content * Abstract 2 Introduction 2 The factors and effectiveness of celebrity endorsement 4 Future Research 9 Conclusion 9 References 11 Abstract This study examines the effectiveness and factors of celebrity endorsement. It is to find how effective celebrities are in endorsing a product or a brand and how consumers are accepting the endorsers. How can celebrities influence the consumers to buy the product? 1.0 Introduction Celebrity endorsement has been enormously recognized in advertising campaigns among big companies (Slinker, 1984 cited in Roy, Jain and Rana, 2013). A Celebrity Endorser is a person who is well-known and respected by public and this reputation and influence is being utilized to endorse the product by multinational and also local companies (McCracken, 1989 cited in Roy, Jain and Rana, 2013).
Influence of Entertainment Media HUM/186 Influence of Entertainment Media Entertainment media today has a strong grip on American society, which needs some consideration. If society allows today’s entertainment media to influence and control people, Americans today will need help to recover their strong family values and structure before they are lost. Today the American culture is influenced by entertainment media. There are more reality television shows today, viewed by many of society’s young people. A large number of these young people are easily influenced.