Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Reality TV

Have you noticed how many reality tv shows there are today? This morning I was thinking about it and just wondering why so many people are addicted to those reality shows. I mean some people actually plan their lives around them......making sure they don't schedule anything else during the times that their shows come on. Have you ever wondered why people love reality tv so much? I know there's more than one reason and I'll use myself for an example. I love American Idol because for one, I love music and singing and I also love a good competition. It's almost like a sport to me because of the challenge of making it through to the next round. It's the excitement of hoping your favorite will make it to the end and be the winner. I mean who doesn't like to win?

I had so much fun rooting for my husband's team to win the superbowl this year. My adrenaline was pumping as I watched each play and each team score and I have to tell you that my excitement exploded and boiled over when the Steelers won the game! I was on my feet whoopin' and hollerin' like a crazy woman and oh what fun! So that's what I love about a good reality show like American Idol, but I believe there is another reason why people like reality tv.

If you think about it, we are relational people, right? We want to be connected to people in some way, that's why we have email, messenger, facebook, twitter, text messaging, and even blogs. I think some people like reality tv because you can delve into the people's lives and actually almost feel apart of thier lives without even meeting them, plus you don't have to open yourself up. It's a one way superficial relationship....it's easy....it's safe....you don't have to give anything of yourself....you won't get hurt! Unfortunately for some, superficial relationships is a way of life and it breaks my heart that they are missing out on real meaningful relationships, like God intended us to have. I have dealt with so many women who keep a wall up and won't let anyone close for fear of getting hurt, but that's a whole 'nother subject that would take too long to expound on for now.

I just wanted to share my thoughts on reality tv shows and would love to hear some more thoughts on the subject, if any of you would like to share. I'm not looking for opinions on whether reality shows are good or bad because I know some are quite questionable and some like Biggest Loser are actually inspiring. :o) (reality tv continued in my next post)


  1. my husband and i like reality tv, too. i think one of the reasons reality tv is popular is that people at home can identify with one (or more) of the people on the show. it also makes me feel like that is something that i could do or try.

    i do agree with the comments you made, too.

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on reality tv, I agree with you totally! It's a fact, people do like to be able to identify with others.


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