First of all, reality television is famous for its unexpected twists (Saade & Borgenicht 14). Indeed, the producers argue that there is no script written for the characters and they are absolutely free in their actions. All this results in the fact that it is virtually impossible to predict what happens in an episode since reality television tries to capture life as it is. Secondly, it is obvious that reality television provides the viewers with the content that they really want to see (Slade 156). In other words, there has been a tendency that shows on television reinforce the conventional values in one way or another; so, people get easily fed up with it. They want to see something that is being condemned by the society, but exists in real life. Finally, it may be important to note that the concept of elitism has long been abandoned by the contemporary media (Wyatt & Bunton 1). In other words, the views do not want to see beautiful looking celebrities on the screen: they are willing to see ordinary people who are engaged in ordinary activities. That is why reality television fully satisfies this desire and shows that people on the screen and in real life are much alike.
It may be quite interesting to learn that reality television was able to influence non reality shows. For example, nowadays, when a talk show features a interview in one of the characters, it is conducted in a manner as if the latter confesses some of the most inner thoughts to the camera. This has a certain effect: the audience is touched by the genuine feelings that are expressed and watches the show with a greater interest.
Speaking of an example of a recent popular reality show, one might note The Bachelor. There are several reasons why it has attracted so much attention of the people. To begin with, one might note that it reflects dreams of many people which is marrying a wealthy and successful spouse. That is why when