Real Television

There is so much to life but it seems as if people love to focus on the negative.  For example, let’s take reality television, we all know it’s not REAL but we love it for the entertainment.  However, the entertainment most of the time deals with drama.  We love to see people arguing, fighting, cursing, going plain crazy and making a fool out of themselves for television time.  Why is that? Why is it that people love to focus on destruction?  I am victim myself, I love reality television and seeing all of the drama but to me it’s a moment out of my reality, if that makes sense.  Watching reality television is a moment for me to take a break from my world and engage in the foolery just for a laugh.  Seems crazy but hey I am sure I am not the only one. 

 But I do have a concern and that concern deals with the mentality of the public.  The ratings for shows that are family oriented and send a good message are not as high as those shows that depict negative drama.  I have an issue with that because where is the balance? Is society so caught up in negativity that we only like to see that on television? Is the happy home to UN-REAL for us to watch on television?  I wonder this because marriage doesn’t seem too popular anymore, children before marriage is very popular and therefore television shows that depict “family” are they not realist enough? When I was growing up we had shows such as Family Matters, Cosby Show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Different World, etc.  These shows depicted families in a positive image and sent a message of positivity and prosperity to those that watched.  Nowadays it is all about the negative drama, the designer clothes, and who is dating and sleeping with the best athlete. Television producers they just want the ratings and therefore they are going to put on the production that renders just that.  So who is to blame for all this foolishness on television?!!?  I guess you and me since we are the ones that tune in; are we going to change though? Are we going to stop watching? More than likely not and I guess that is where the problem is…Hmmm…what can we do to get better images on television? We all play a significant role on what is being broadcast on televisions; perhaps once the audience changes their mindset then television producers will change theirs.  I guess we are all a work-in-progress…