Trends in television today, is it a reality? In shows 38% of the characters are women, but in reality 51% are women, 14% are over the age of 50, when 38% are in real life, and 15% are parents of minor children, when in reality 32% are parents of minor children. One show that ironically does flourish reality, is “The Simpsons.”
“The Simpsons” is realistic reality, because it acquires episodes to relate to everything that goes on in life. Some examples of this is, children stealing, going to school, hanging out with friends, poetry, going to church every Sunday, as a religious family does, adults working, and running all over for their children, and just things average people do. Another way it can relate to the real world is because it has a family; mom, dad, children, and pets, and they have all kinds of friends and family. In “The Simpsons,” the writers use satire in order to prove a point, but also to make it funny. For example, in one episode everyone in the family is bugging Marge for something. Bart needs his red hat, Homer can’t seem to find his pants, and he is bugging Marge to pick up his bowling ball, and Lisa is just nagging. So once everyone leaves for school and work, Marge is home with Maggie, and decides to run out and do all of the errands.
An average mother, would go crazy, and usually does, running all around the state to do things for her family. As the day went on, Marge was driving home and she kept on hearing Homer, Bart, and Lisa’s voice in her head telling her what to do, so all of a sudden she slammed on her brakes in the middle of a bridge and refused to get out of her car. Mothers in reality have to go through that kind of stuff everyday. But, since the writers use satire, it makes it funnier, and we sit there laughing at the same exact stuff we do in reality.
Family Matters The definitions of a family today and a family in the past are far from similar. The definitions may have some similarities but they have changed dramatically in many more ways. 50 years ago, families had rules that were stricter and families were closer in the sense of a relationship. Although some families today are more distant from each other and have fewer rules to maintain ...
Some television shows do show reality, and some don’t. I like it that way, because if all television shows were to show reality, then TV would be boring because we would see the objects everyday, and then when we turn on the TV we would have to see it there also. Then again, if all shows weren’t reality, then it would also be boring. The reason of this is that people like variations. We don’t like to see the same stuff over and over again, and when we watch TV we want variation, which is either reality or not, comedy or drama, things like that. I personally think that if all shows were the same, all having reality, or all not having reality then television would be boring and nobody would watch it.