Various TV shows are capable of drawing great audiences. There are very few things that possess the ability of making the human mind drift away from reality and plunge itself into the imaginary world of TV action.
When watching different TV shows a person loses awareness of their actual surroundings, and moreover, if the reality does remind him of itself, the TV-watcher actually gets mad, viewing it as some kind of intrusion. In other words, when we watch TV shows we get so plunged into the situation described there that we not only lose track of time, but also lose touch with reality. Of course, most of the time it is a very welcome change and it is actually that fact that makes TV shows appealing to vast audiences.
People actually long to be distracted from their everyday problems
and decisions that need to be made. They very eagerly take the
plunge into the lives of other people, because this is the area where they do not need to take responsibility for anything, but just sit back and watch the story developing. We shouldn't forget about the considerable entertainment value of TV shows. Many people claim that very few things have the capacity of relaxing the mind so efficiently as TV shows, and it is attractive because it does not require intense intellectual activity.
Another appealing aspect about TV shows is the fact that they are
normally based on other people's problems, in ninety per cent of cases, very grave ones. So, why would that interest so many people? The reason for it is very simple; it gives the viewers the sense of utter satisfaction with themselves and their lives. If it is not that, then there is at least the feeling of relief, caused by the fact that the problems of the show characters do not have to be taken care of.
TV shows like "Jimmy Kimmel Live" are appealing not only through the effect of relief that they produce, their other favorable quality is the fact that they are so gripping. The secret of the popularity of TV shows is a good share of surprise. Viewers never stop wondering if the show can ever get more unexpected and they are still crashed with another exciting turn of the plot. The reason of the word "plot" is used in reference to TV shows that are supposed to be closer to reality than to fiction, and it is because sometimes the situations described there have a touch of unreality about them.
But it makes TV shows ever more exciting - it is quite a thrill to
watch the circumstances beyond the boundaries of any life we have ever known. Another appeal that certain kinds of talk TV shows (like the Oprah Winfrey Show) have is a chance to find out more about the lives of celebrities and to do so from their own testimony. Oprah Winfrey, for example, has a unique talent of extracting the most exclusive details about a celebrity`s life in a very smooth way.
TV shows are great time killers, but it is crucial not to let them
prevail in your daily schedule. And in no way should they be allowed to cause emotional stress, because if you are easily stressed emotionally, then, to a considerable degree the introduction to other people`s problems in talk shows may not only give you a sense of relief, but would only serve to aggravate your own weak emotional state.