The Future of Your TV (5)

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BTMM 821- 002 The Future of Your TV Jill Katz February 7, 2011
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What is Reality TV? Unscripted Regular people serve as “characters” of the show Real locations are “sets” Many American reality shows are imported from foreign countries Survivor – Sweden’s Expedition Robinson Big Brother – The Netherlands American Idol – England’s Pop Idol
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Sub-genres Competition/Gamedocs Bait and Switch Docusoap Documentary Game Show Voyeur Dating Celeb Reality Court TV Makeover Combinations
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Why Watch? “Curtains left slightly open” appeal (Baruh, 2010) Feel superior Relate to characters Want to be on show Escapism Train wreck mentality Real people in unreal situations Water cooler talk Cliffhangers
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Uplifting shows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Undercover Boss Middle of the Road shows Survivor, Amazing Race “Junk TV” Jersey Shore, Cheaters Is it morally corrupt? Does it affect your morals?
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course BTMM 0821 taught by Professor Noh during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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