Speaking specifically to all the so-called "Reality Television Shows" and soap operas. I get the whole idea behind reality television which is create an environment that you are watching a person walk through their life and life's challenges, which is truly not reality because in reality none of us has a camera crew following us around and recording our daily activities and to have certain moments edited with the end result that we see on television is what the show producers' and network deems as "acceptable viewing" for the demographic watching. In the minds of the network, the demographic of people watching the show are just a group of numbers, numbers that specify how many of us are watching which is measured as an key point indicator of popularity status. In entertainment, popularity is everything as it is the creation of a brand that can expand outward to its demographic in the media world, marketing, etc. To put it in layman's terms, the creation of a brand is a venue of money making opportunities for all that support the brand. I will give you clear examples, on shows like the "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta", which is the highest rated with viewership amongst the Bravo TV Housewives brand according to Nielsen Ratings, a company that measures the audience size and composition of television programming. So the ladies of this show all have an entrepreneurial spirit, some more than others. In particular, Nene Leakes, who before coming to show was working on a career and developing her craft in acting. Because of her part in the creation of the brand, RHOA, doors of opportunities were opened that were not available before to her.
So for any housewives fans that may read this, I am not throwing any "SHADE" at this ladies and their brand, I am just introducing a choice, one that only you can make for your own life, as I make mine.
May your choices be wise and your journey be peaceful!