Reality TV is one of the genres of TV programs which depends on taping real situations that are taking place with real people. Reality TV shows are unscripted shows with unexpected events. This TV genre often focuses on personal conflict and drama that happens with real people more than any other kind of TV series or shows. The reality TV genre has many different standard names, such as the confessional interview which is a kind of reality TV shows that is being practiced on TV. Another kind of reality TV shows is the competition based TV shows, which is a competition that is taking place on TV between real contestants with the participant of judges and live audience, a well known example of this kind of shows is the American Idol competition.
There is a huge debate about the reality TV genre. Some are totally supporting this kind of TV shows, while some others are fighting this kind of TV shows claiming that this genre is leading to violence.
The most thing in reality TV shows that people love is the unexpected events. People are always demanding TV shows that contains real events, this is what reality TV shows are presenting to them. But the point is, is it good for the society to show them some real people who are in real situations that might involves many bad things like violence for example? This is what makes those who are against reality TV shows think that this kind of TV shows are having many bad effects on the society.
Some think that reality TV shows work on making us prepared for the real world through watching real people who are passing through some real life situations that anyone of us could be facing some day. This is the part of reality TV shows where audience will be thinking of what could happened with them in case they met such situations.
Critics say that reality TV shows are taking advantage and making money out of bringing some ordinary people who are in need of money and put them in a very hard and real situations and video tape their reactions which is considered humiliating thing to them. In fact, lots of reality TV shows depend on having ordinary people put in severely hard situations and let audience watch them while being suffering from these situations, and the contestant that can endure these hard circumstances, will be winning a monetary prize. An example of this kind of TV shows is The Big Brother reality show.
A good thing in reality TV show is that they help audience to learn from the mistakes that the participants fall in. When you watch a reality TV show, that consists of ordinary people passing through real life situations, you will be able to learn from the mistakes that these ordinary people are making. Audience will be able to watch the reactions of the participants in the reality TV shows.