“Today’s generation didn’t want to watch ancient actors reciting the same tired lines. They wanted to see themselves reflected onscreen – rude, raw, entitled. These kids needed to believe that they themselves were only one daring, controversial act away from being up on that screen themselves.”
– Melissa Jo Peltier, Reality Boulevard
Within the past few years, Reality TV has become a staple in the homes of people not just in America, but around the world. Even some celebrities have given in to the undeniable effect of Reality TV, choosing to have their own lives played out in front of the lens. The term “Reality TV Star” has been coined and is now being uttered on the lips of millions. However one feels about Reality TV, this wave of entertainment seems to be here to stay.
What do you think will be the lasting impact that Reality TV has on the Humanities and how we see ourselves as humans?