Has reality TV crossed the line? It seems as though reality shows have completely lost their direction. Now, we are all privy to too much information and at times a lot of violence and crude behavior. Here are some shows that have seemed to cross the line.
This reality TV show documents the aftermath of Tori Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott admitting that he cheated on her and that he has issues with alcohol. During the series, he complained about their lack of intimacy and told her that he had suicidal thoughts. The show is having many viewers cringing because they feel as though the duo might be harming their children in the process.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is known for its feuds. The one between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams got very physical. This incident aired on the reunion show and went too far as Porsha physically attacked Kenya. It seems as though fighting has become a staple in the Housewives franchise. New Jersey housewife Teresa Giudice famously flipped a table at Danielle Staub during the filming of season one of their franchise and Ramona Singer threw a wine glass at Kristen during a recent argument. Bravo still has not issued a statement on if they will fire Porsha or Kenya for their behavior.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
This E! reality shows was focused on three sisters and their mom who ran a clothing store called Dash. Now, the show has seemed to cross the line where behavior is concerned. For example, the sisters decided to smell each other’s vaginal discharge, have seen each other get bikini waxed, have made lewd comments to each other and have even re-created sex tapes. They often swear at each other and are scantily clad which does not make for a family friendly reality show.
This show started out as a fun reality show about Jeff Lewis who was a house flipper with OCD. Now, the series has become more about obscene behavior and joking than about interior design. Jeff’s housekeeper Zoila, once beloved by fans has become a diva on the show and even calls his partner the “B” word often and Lewis does nothing but laugh. Audience members are often subjected to hearing inappropriate jokes and comments made not only to his employees but to clients and construction workers as well.
Viewers have to begin to ask for more from their favorite reality TV shows. the behavior that is exhibited has caused a cultural shift where many young people think that doing these things can make them famous. Sadly, most TV networks only care about ratings which is why celebrities keep upping the ante with their exploits so that they can maintain their 15 minutes of fame.