by Maria Perry |Staff Writer| Reality television has become a major genre in televised entertainment, a driving force in how we carry ourselves in different social situations and an influence on how we present ourselves as individuals. It can be problematic if people start to become obsessed with a particular show or character, because they may rely too deeply on the advice or values presented by them. I believe we find watching reality television relaxing, because it is a form of escape from our own realities by putting ourselves in the reality of the character(s) from a television show, thus changing our own reality temporarily. Although some of us may not watch as much … [Read more...] about Reality Television: How much is too much?
By Mariela Limon |Staff Writer| The popularity of television shows and fashion go hand in hand. It is impossible to imagine that one could survive without the other. In many ways they set the standard as to what is in and what is out in the fashion industry. In recent years shows such as Mad Men, Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire, all period dramas, have acclaimed audiences of all ages. With such good ratings one can only wonder if the show's fashion sense influences its viewers? What is she wearing on tonight's episode? I love those shoes! Where can I buy that bag? Mad Men for example has already influenced the fashion industry with clothing lines carried by Banana … [Read more...] about Period pieces prompt people to pursue fashion plans