Reality shows and their effects
In the recent times there has been a steady increase in the number of reality shows. As we all know, they are very much inspired by the west world. So are they good or bad?
Well nothing in this world is perfect and neither are these shows. However some shows are very well prepared and executed and liked by all, like “Kaun bangena crorepati” ,”Hasn baliye” or “comedy circus” or right now Sohs’s “ Khelo jeeto jeeyo” show where people win numerous gifts and enjoy themselves and I am sure that many would like to participate in shows like these ones. There are also shows like, “Rodies” , “Iss jungle semujhe bachao” where seeing the tasks gets you excited, but in the end trying to create misunderstanding among the participants and the vote outs are a sad point of the show. The language used to is sometimes not appropriate. Well when you are making a show, TRP’s are most important and the makers of the program will do everything in their power to make it most colorful and viewable as possible. Creating confusion and is one great method of doing one. There are very few people who will not be interested in fights that are going on in the show and the outcome of those fights. So the question is are they viewable or should be banned? Are they fit for all age groups? Should they control their language?
Definitely seeing these shows is no crime. As I mentioned earlier that some shows are very well prepared keeping in mind all age groups. In some programs you get to exhibit your talent like, “ Entertainment ke liye kuch bhi karega” but some shows like “ Roadies”, “Splitsvilla”, “ Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao” are of the category where some restraint is required. Why?
Well because you see such things and their effect creeps into your life as well. For eg. After watching an inspirational movie like “Chak de”, there is a different feeling inside you. You may not be able to express it in words, but the presence is felt. And a different feeling after you watch a horror flick. Also language is an essential part of our lives. Using slang’s have became a habit, but not a healthy one. So see the shows, but fights and vote outs can be avoided as your mind then tends to be on them only.
Whether we like it or not, reality shows are here for the time being and have a large viewer ship. They are at least better than the “K” serials where extra marital affairs and fights between family members, not to forget the constant howling is prominent.
We are responsible for whatever we do. Why expect someone else to change? You don’t like something, the choice and remote both are in your hands. Do the needful.
Farida H B