Television is certainly witnessing a change right now . The online media is flooded with an array of reality shows at the moment . Ranging from the capture of someone’s private life to the live screening of someone’s Swayamvar , nothing is personal in this age . And even though you will find everyone criticizing this new surge in shows based on the (un)scripted format , everyone is glued to the reality shows right now .
People are watching these shows so that they can criticize them . They are watching these shows so that they can find a loophole and possible a point to prove that afterall , they are not exactly ‘real’ . Both the ways , these shows are successful in achieving what they intend to , and that is TRP . TRP , the magical word itself . An average viewer loves to plunge into the fake real world with organized situations and shots taking note of every move of the assumingly unaware participants . And that is the exactly the plus point these reality shows are actually feeding upon .
The term ‘reality’ used for these shows can be quite a misnomer as most of these shows are pre planned , well rehearsed and not natural ( in plain terms , fake ) . The so called ‘Swayamvar’ is a live demonstration of this fact . A swayamvar means a marriage . But do we get to witness one at the end of the swayamvar . No we don’t .
Take an example of the live singing competition . Well , its more of a competition between the judges than the participants . The trailers are flooded with the arguments between the world famous music directors , and though deep inside we know that its all well planned , we still wait and wait and finally we watch the show , just to know what exactly did happen , what exactly was planned , what exactly they quarrel for afterall .
Its an unreal real world . A world we love to enjoy . The only problem with these shows is that they call themselves the “Reality Shows” . Otherwise , they are more entertaining and worth watching than any other daily shop , which are even more disgusting . Atleast here our imagination can take a flight and we can assume our self to be in the shoes of people we see on the screens , and can be optimist enough to be in their place in the subsequent episodes .