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Today many people have a problem distinguishing between reality and fictional fantasy The severity of this problem is increasing at a substantial speed due to the abundance of reality shows in our society Reality TV is becoming more and more popular because of its unscripted performance and cheaper production costs Instead of watching actors and actresses memorizing lines and twitching face muscles in front of the screen the audience can view people with real emotions facing situations that heshe can relate to Reality TV is also cheaper to produce compared to other shows because it does not need a screenwriter paid actors or artificial settings According to Scott Collins in the Los Angeles Times scripted series which routinely run more than 2 million per episode can be twice to four times the price of producing a reality episode Besides being cheap to produce and unscripted in performance many other reasons can give us some clues as to why these favored children at networks Scott Collins have risen to their popularity in todays media To explore these reasons why people watch reality shows and what effects they have on the people my English Composition group made a survey to find out what kinds of people watch reality TV and what their attitudes toward it are To have a more concrete example we focused our survey on one specific reality show Newlyweds and attempted to discover what effects it has on the audiences view on marriage Our survey is targeted at younger adults ages sixteen to twenty five We divided the survey into four groups first by gender and then by age We had two age divisions from sixteen to nineteen and from twenty to twenty-five In this way we limited our age group to people who were old enough to understand marriage but were not likely to be married This limitation helped us target more specific groups with higher amounts of results in each group so
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