In recent years, reality television has seen a spike in popularity due to the frightening capability of the media to immerse viewers. Whether it be about antiques, surviving in the wild, or busting myths, this conglomeration of all different subjects has found its way onto everyone’s television. This fairly new and seemingly unlimited source of entertainment has revealed a new level of absurdity in the media.
Many networks that started out on cable television for the purpose of education and information have been plagued by these shows. Channels such as the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet all air at least a few ludicrous reality TV shows.