Shows like Jersey Shore, Kate Plus 8, and Keeping Up With the Kardashians have captivated the hearts and eyes of millions.
Frankly, I believe many of these shows are lessening the integrity and intelligence of our society.
Nuaimi and other CSUSB students provided me with a list of their choices for worst reality television shows. At the top of the list was Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, Teen Mom, and Skins were also mentioned.
Another thing to note is that much of reality television isn’t real. Much of it is scripted, at least to some degree.
Of course, the guys and gals on Jersey Shore may already be prone to drunken lawlessness. However, being outrageous 24/7 is a difficult job even for the shadiest of characters.
However, whether or not these shows are depicting reality isn’t the problem. The real issue lies with the lasting impression these shows leave upon our minds.
By depicting the worst of our culture, reality television has become nothing more than a destructive force in society. An unneeded force that we should learn to do without.