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Tasks to The World of TV Series

Discussion

  • What makes a TV-series popular?
  • What TV-shows affects us the most?
  • You are a producer of a reality series explain what types of participants would attract the highest possible viewer ratings?
  • How may TV violence make us immune towards real human suffering?
  • What kind of audiences would be most easily influenced by violence?
  • Do you think it is necessary to regulate what is sent on TV at certain times of the day? Explain why or why not.
  • Can you think of other categories of TV-programs which are not mentioned in this article? Describe the concept.

Writing

  1. Write an essay explaining how TV shows from the UK and the USA influence society and your life. Use concrete examples from TV-shows that might affect you?
  2. Write a review for a teen mag describing your favorite TV show and why you like it.
  3. TV censorship has always been hotly debated. Write an article for The Sunday Times where you debate the issue with arguments for and against.

Research

Some TV networks airing reality series have been involved in law-suits. Go online and find out which reality series have had this happen to them. Describe what the producers were accused of and the outcome of the trial.

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