Reality TV began as early as the 1950s with shows like “Candid Camera”. Current reality TV provides a range of topics on shows such as “The Amazing Race”, “The Bachelor”, “Survivor”, and too many others to list. This week watch at least three different reality shows (not three episodes of the same show) so you can begin making judgements on this type of programming. Current or reruns of shows on regular television, Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, etc. are all acceptable for this assignment.
In a one-page essay discuss the following:
1. Name the three shows you watched.
2. Explain two benefits of reality TV. Use specific examples from reality TV shows to support your thoughts/ideas and information from Chapter 8.
3. Explain two drawbacks of reality TV. Use specific examples from reality TV shows to support your thoughts/ideas and information from Chapter 8.
4. Examine the effects of the shows using your observations.
Keep in mind this is an academic paper and it should be written to provide information to the reader with support from solid examples.