Wednesday, March 17, 2010
TVs influence on American Culture
Movies and TV shows are a big hit in modern day America and are one of the more powerful influences on young American lives. Everyday Americans watch a movie or show and think that just because it is on TV that it is alright for them to do what they have just seen. For example, you watch a show with some women that just bought a restaurant and within days it is brand new because some cool looking popular chef got it going and made the food and outlook amazing. Life does not work like this and if you think that your going to be able to do this then you are very wrong. Young teens also like to watch shows that have teen pregnancy in it and that makes it seem like it is not hard at all to have a baby and support yourself. One of the major shows that does this is One Tree Hill. This television show has young teen mothers and fathers that have normal everyday lives with normal drama like every other person, but they have a kid as well that takes very little to take care of. Now I am one-hundred percent sure that this is not true and a lifestyle that these characters are living in this show is so ridiculous that you have to be crazy to believe that life is that easy. You may think that no one thinks life is this easy with a kid and a house, but in fact I have heard young people say that this show is pretty true and accurate. This statement is very embarrassing to hear, because of the stupidity that it holds. My point that I am trying to state is that this show is a bad influence on young Americans, because we believe so much crap that we see on TV and read in magazines that it should just not be on TV. One show that maybe should be allowed on TV is the television show 16 and pregnant. Now even though it is kind of bad in showing that there are moms and dads that are only 16 years old it has some good parts to it. One good part to this show is that it shows you the truth in to what will happen in a situation like this. This shows presents that if you are pregnant that it sort of ruins your plans in life and that financially things will become very hard to deal with. Now because young teens watch so much TV we might as well watch something that is actually true not something that is fictional and tricks some to believe there is truth in it. Today’s world is really sad in all the television that we watch and media that we read in magazines that rip peoples lives apart. I believe that today’s culture has really been shaped by the TV shows that we watch as well as other sources such as the magazines and video games that we play.