Reality TV is a kind of TV program which presents humorous and dramatic situations without a script, documents actual events and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. Documentaries and nonfictional programs such as the news and sports shows are usually not classified as a reality show.
The principle is gifts to film ordinary people in situations inspired of real situations. It is vulgarizing of the banal one. In the cases of the celebrities, one puts them in scene in fields out of their speciality.
These emissions one a side voyeurist because the spectator with the impression to observe the intimacy of the people secretly One can wonder whether these emissions are well "real". The filmed people know it and they must remain natural. If the participants are locked up during several weeks, there is initially a selection of those according to their personality.
[...] Reality TV 1. Definition and concept Reality TV is a kind of TV program which presents humorous and dramatic situations without a script. It documents actual events and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. Documentaries and nonfictional programs such as the news and sports shows are usually not classified as a reality show. The principle is to film ordinary people in situations that are inspired from real situations. It can be vulgarizing of the common man. In the case of celebrities, one puts them in scenes that could be counted as their specialty. [...]
[...] Examples: Le coach, Confessions intimes, Super nanny, C'est du propre, The Swan, Made, Changing room in the U.K. and Trading Space in the USA, Pimp my ride. Documentary: The camera is often passive and we follow people in their occupations or their everyday life. It can be ordinary people or celebrities. Examples: Laguna Beach, The Osbournes, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, Hogan Knows Best, The simple life Job search: The candidates are judged by professionals on their aptitude for a particular trade. They gain the possibility to sign a contract of employment. [...]
[...] - A system of elimination per vote of the spectators: this allows winning the loyalty of spectators and that will reinforce the tension between the candidates. - Tasks given by the organizers of the show: this maintains the activity and forces the candidates to act together. - The confessional: it will collect the votes of the candidates, their feelings, their thoughts and thus will show the relations which are created. We can also add elements like the castings, the seduction. [...]
[...] By 1987, there were not less than 37 TV reality shows in the USA. In France, this type of programs began in 1990 with Perdu de vue (the investigators seek missing people) or Témoin n°1 (we try to reconcile couples). The first episode of TV reality show, Big Brother was broadcast in the year 1999 in Netherlands. It followed the principle of filming 12 participants locked up for several weeks. This show gained a great success and was exported in 70 countries. [...]
[...] For example, the show; Tele Hook based on the music. Examples: The Apprentice (business), America's Next Top Model, Hell's Kitchen (chefs), Project Runway (clothing design), Top Design (interior design) 4. Questions Which are the positive and the negative effects? Do you think that these programs are faked? What group of people watches reality TV? Why these shows have much success? Would you take part in a program of tele reality? If so, which one? [...]
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