Reality T.V is guilty pleasure of mine. I love to watch anything that is about real people. The thrill of watching an (almost) unscripted emotion spill out is addictive to me.
The ‘perfect’ world that is splayed out across T.V and movie screens from actors depicting out a fantasy written for them isn’t particularly interesting to watch.
What I love to see is the screaming reality from Geordie Shore (‘Let’s get mortal’), to the cake gods on The Great British Bake Off and the success stories that come out of X Factor of Got Talent. You go Susan Boyle.
Recently I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to intern at X Factor. Post on that coming soon!
And although being behind the scenes of the show proved to be a lot of work. It defiantly made me realise the power that reality television has.
Seeing other people like myself being given the opportunity to be something is eye opening. Though with any success story created from reality T.V there are thousands that aren’t. But that’s not the point of them to give everyone a contract with Sony, it is to entertain it’s audience.
Although there are many shows that I do love, there are some that humiliate people. That’s not reality T.V to me. That is human ignorance taking advantage of a platform.
The reality shows that entertain me the most include (no judging please):
- Tattoo cover ups
- X Factor
- Cooking shows
- Geordie Shore
- Honey Boo Boo
- Keeping Up With The Kardashians
The shows listed above often come under scrutiny for being too brash. For example Geordie Shore is often said to promote excessive drinking and crude behaviour. But it’s not that to me. Being at university the behaviour depicted is typical of some uni students. Apart from being flown around the world to party and work. The reality is what happens. People just seem to wish to ignore it.
Honey Boo Boo is another show said to be making people famous for the sake of being famous. But Honey Boo Boo and the rest of her family all have interesting ideas. Despite it being red neck central, their appreciation of family and acceptance of anyone makes for good television.
And finally the reality T.V show to end all reality T.V shows. Keeping Up With The Kardashians. People either love it or hate it. The Kardashian/Jenner clan have bought a lot to the world. Sex tapes, hand hugs, directional names and books on selfies. It can’t be denied that they are short on providing entertainment.
But beyond their lavish life styles they have business smarts. Especially my favourite two, the youngest Kendall and Kylie. Though Khloe will always hold a special place in my heart as being the sassiest, fly bitch out.
Kendall recently walked the catwalk for Victoria’s secret. One of the most wanted modelling gigs today. After successfully walking the European catwalks Kendal has become the faces of numerous campaigns such as Calvin Klein.
Kylie is one of the most followed people on Snapchat and Instagram. Cited as a fashion icon everything she wears is recreated. I dyed my hair turquoise earlier this year after seeing her do it.
Reality T.V is easy to watch. It’s entertainment. Standing back and watching it be created is fascinating. X Factor gave me a behind the scenes look at how reality is not always so real. Yet when it is, it makes for great television.