Victoria Perez Garcia
05 September 2017
Unit 1 Writing Assessment
Wouldn't it be better if parents and their children would be able to spend more time together as a family? Well what better idea than being able to watch Reality TV programs together. Both younger and older aged people enjoy watching these types of programs. In the article Ethics and Reality TV: Should Really Watch, the author Austin Cline explains why reality TV programs aren’t the right programs to watch. Yet, TV programs are not negative. There are benefits in watching these shows, such as being able to spend time together with family, these programs encourage others, and everyone sees reality TV programs from a different point of view.
Reality TV programs are not negative, one benefit in reality TV programs would be the bond it creates with the family. Reality TV programs are known to be very entertaining. In the article cline says “the primary basis for many of these shows…. seems to be we should laugh at and be entertained by them.” In the quote Cline is saying how these programs are supposed to make us laugh when we watch them. Personally, during the week I spend little to no time with my parents due to the fact that both of them work long shifts, yet, on Saturdays the whole family sits on the couch and I find myself laughing with my parents to the funny things that happens on these reality TV shows. Therefore, when families watch these programs together everyone is laughing, talking about what’s going to happen next, and getting to know each other a little more.
In addition, people are watching reality TV not just to laugh or find enjoyment but also, to learn from them. “Either we find them entertaining or we find them so shocking that we are simply unable to turn away,” says Austin cline in his article. Here the author...