Reality shows have been the rave lately, and too many people have gotten hooked. Shows like Housewives of Atlanta or Bastketball Wives have become big money-makers for cable television. Of course, in my opinion these shows should be called, “The Jump Offs,” because there’s hardly any wives on these shows, well, good wives, anyway. These shows are more about a lifestyle than they are about substance or the true reality of the participating “actors.” Fabulousity is what the networks are trying to sell and too many people seem to be buying into it.
Where does the average man stand when women are dreaming of a lifestyle that only an ignorant professional athlete or a foolish, superstar rapper can provide? I ask this because I highly doubt that Grant Hill’s wife would appear on that show. Juanita Jordan, although divorced from her husband, has too much class to participate in something like this.
Where does the average woman stand when they are being protrayed as canniving, heartless and cunning on television?
Nobody wants to have class anymore. Everybody wants to be fabulously ghetto.
The most important element missing on all these shows is love. It seems like everyone on these shows is chasing a lifestyle and if they can’t find it, they’re gonna keep looking until the right “baller” comes along to provide it.
Are we being manipulated without knowing it?