Realism shows fever and why we want to “take care” of the lives of others

If you are a consumer of TV shows, you may be stuck on a reality show. As the direct translation says, these “reality shows” tend to show real people in extraordinary circumstances, such as finding a new love, finding a singer or a chef, or locked in a house with many strangers and cameras around the world. In place. Sides

As reality shows are written, and depending on the desire of many event makers, people can’t deny that the shows are the maximum impact on the show, and the viewer’s attention is often drawn to the stones, ready to criticize.


Open TV, Twitter or instakiramai is not difficult to approach, and do not see comments Big Brother Brasil o Masterchef , for example, ordinary people in all their mistakes and victories, suddenly exposed to Brazil.

As the reality show formula is still in operation, we are still watching it and there is the question of what really catches our attention. Depending on the point of view, do we want to use entertainment that doesn’t add much? Do we want to “take care” of others’ lives and compare ourselves? Whatever the explanation, it works.

And I understand this formula that has been following us for years on television in Canaltech not only globally, but also in Brazil, and we provide interesting information.


According to an article published in Psychology Today, there is a very direct relationship between watching a reality show and voyeurism. The term “refers to a sexual disorder that involves a person’s observation, unwinding or engaging in sexual activity and does not seem to notice it,” or “a bad interest in what is personal,” according to Google’s responses, personal or intimate.

Comparing the consumption of these TV shows with the word voyeurism seems extreme, exaggerated and somewhat disturbing, but that’s what really happens. Think of it as the older brother, for example, who has versions in many countries, accessing cameras 24 hours a day at home.

Participants do the most common everyday things, such as washing utensils or clothes, eating, bathing, and talking. Seeing this, there is a sense of happiness and a sense of curiosity, and there is nothing more reasonable than comparing this journey with voyeurism.

The article quotes a research I am looking for: forms of voyeurism, emotion perception and television viewing (I see: voyeurism, exciting search and television standards), by Janna Bagdasarov Itittar.

Another investigation by Lemie Barr found that mediated voyeurism and television reality obsession (mediocre voyeurism and the obsession with reality shows) found a positive correlation between viewing reality shows on television and voyeurism. According to research, watching reality shows is a safe and accessible way to access experiences and information that are illegal and inaccessible.

Therefore, looking at reality programs does not mean that a person is an expert in voyeurism, which mainly involves the issue of sex. As Baghdasarov says, people with low levels of personal communication and mobility are more likely to watch shows not only to satisfy their voyeuristic desires, but also to meet the company’s need.

As noted in the Psychology Today article, because of the different types of participants, the difference between seeing and spying from most different countries in the world.

He spoke with El Canaltech Behavior Analysis psychologist Kimberly Ferretti Pereira, who said that there are many factors that can affect the public’s interest in reality shows, which may be related to representation because “entertainment ends with” real people “

“Another thing is alienation, which can take us away from us and connect with the world. Some people don’t want, don’t want, or can’t teach themselves to deal with their life problems and consume others’ lives. Tukkattukiratu.


El Canaltech spoke with Rura Martins, a journalist, editor and communications physician, and research professor in journalism and advertising and advertising studies.

Television shows are a regular visitor, as part of his research, citing professional twentieth edition, due to the unpredictable nature of the forms of attracting expert on reality shows Big Brother Brazil, for example,

“Everything is unbearable: even if programs are exhausting, we will never know the exact formulas for success (see, for example, the worst version of PPP 19 and now the worst version of PPP 20). He said that Ukirar.

When it comes to viewing reality shows as a way to “take care of” the lives of others, Martins says that while these projects are meaningless, they can be more than that, and without the raw material for these things, doubt, and rumors of others. The educator says that this trait is natural to man and that he is always interested to see “how people live, live together, react, and what their essence is.”

H ura RAW goes further: “For example, someone else’s life, who want to see this example in literature realistic alakiyalaik refers remember that the will. And Balzac or classical realistic works that nobody do not feel. Hplupart just entertainment. For this reason, it is a disposable or refractory p I think that lutupo vehicle (TV) shows the content of the (daily) decrees that much, “he says.

We ask Martins about what can be absorbed with these contents, and if reality shows are more than a kind of alienation, not a negative, or if we can’t find useful information about life in society, here’s how to leverage. For example, he replied that the PPP is formed by peers within a community, and that this year’s edition raises issues that are widely discussed today. And sexism “seems to me to be a little bit reflective of the debates of its time each season, which is reinforced by the version of the project,” says Mura Ra.

The researcher concludes that being popular does not mean bad, and that these programs that show reality are successful in talking about us as individuals in society. “At BPP20, many debates are being raised that could have consequences in the family, at work, and even elsewhere. He concludes.


For Perera, the consumption of reality shows may make sense to compare them with those offered, because many times programs expose those with hard-to-reach standards, mainly physical ones. He adds, “It can also be a reason to analyze the time that a person has allocated.

Martins also says that he believes that reality shows are only harmful when the audience is over-participating, for example, taking their content seriously enough to generate fan forums and mass votes.

Regarding the content shown, it shows obvious human behavior, and with its mistakes and successes, the psychologist claims that this content can absorb negative and positive points and that this depends on the reality of each person. “The way we see ‘reality’ is determined by our experiences and life experiences. Similarly, what I think is positive does not apply to others. What affects the way the media responds to things is positive and negative.”


We understand that humans naturally end up wanting to pursue the lives of others as a result of the society we live in. In theory, we alienate ourselves from content that is not culturally inclusive, which can end up as a surprise and create questions about our status as human beings.

Also, since life is so hard to find, any way of escape from television, movies or literature is not so bad that it is alienating and focusing on the lives of others as a form of entertainment.

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