Florian K.
Professional Teacher
What do you think about reality TV? Why is it so popular?

It is no longer strange to see a seemingly ordinary person become popular in a country.

The biggest stars in America are reality TV stars. The Kardashians earn millions of dollars from their TV show and their social media accounts. They are a big hit in America as reality TV stars but of course, they found it difficult to gain a following in the Chinese market.

In my country, the Philippines, Youtube influencers became popular. These are ordinary people with a great following on social media.

Reality TV and social media channels such as Youtube gave ordinary people a chance at stardom. Back in the day, it is extremely difficult to become popular. Actresses and actors go through a screening process and they are being judged by their looks, their talent and so on.

Now that Youtube became popular, people found an entirely new outlet to stardom and that is, of course, the newfound niche which is DIGITAL MEDIA.

I am curious to know if it is the same in your country? Is reality TV more popular than the conventional one?

May 27, 2019 10:17 PM
Comments · 4
I really hate big brother here in Brazil. OMG! 
May 27, 2019
I did watch a season of Real World and Road Rules in the 90's though. :)  I think it was Real World New Orleans and Road Rules Australia. 
May 27, 2019
@Alice Yes! Survivor is probably the one that started it. I pretty much watched most of it.  I watch only a few and recently I watched the Kardashians because I was curious. 
May 27, 2019
I remember when shows like 'Big Brother' and "Survivor' started in the US. It was a fairly new thing. Pretty sure only MTV was doing reality shows at that point. I've never really been too into reality tv. 
May 27, 2019
Florian K.
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, Other
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Finnish, Other