What did you watch on television when you were little? Chances are it was comedy shows, family sitcoms, maybe a drama or two. What they all had in common was they were thought out, written, rehearsed, and filmed for television.
You can’t say that any more. What are you watching today? American Idol? Voices? The Bachelor? Biggest Loser? Sure they are planned and thought out – you can never throw anything together without a lot of thought first. But their focus is entirely different. Instead of paying big celebrity stars to act in the show, they bring in contestants from every day life and make them compete for a shot at success. Whether it be a singing contract, marriage or a million dollars in your pocket, the goal is to bring celebrity status to normal, every day common people.
And of course people love it. Everyone wants to be famous. Everyone wants to be a star. And as the character Rachel from the television show Glee stated, “Nowadays being anonymous is worse than being poor.” [Read more...]