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Reality TV has become a mainstream form of entertainment pervasive inmost American households Reality TV shows which are highly rated thesedays involve real people with real problems in their life Reality TVtends to fall into six main categories acceptance family curiositysocial contact status and savings Regardless of the categoryaudiences feel a need to watch these not for voyeuristic pleasurebut for a sense of self-gratification According to Jaffe realityshows might reflect a desire for viewing humiliation367 In thearticle Waite and Booker discuss the notion of humilitainmentwhich they define as a desire for viewing humiliation The notion ispowerful because reality TV is dealing with human life experiences byglamorizing what can be very painful and embarrassing situations inpeoples lives The name of the reality TV show is Teen Moms The agegroups are sixteen to nineteen years old They come from diversebackground single females from middle class family The target of thereality TV show is female teenagers to raise their awareness of theresponsibilities that are applied when you get pregnant as a teenagerThe characters are Ferrah and her mom Krista they are always fightingever since Ferrah had her baby girl Sophia Alli and Michelle isFerrahs girlfriend they are always there to support Ferrah Maci andher boyfriend Rayan they find it hard to agree on anything and so theyseparated but Rayan still pays child support to Maci to support theirbaby Catelynn and her boyfriend Tyler both 16 had a baby girl and theygave her out for adoption because they felt they werent ready toparent The reality TV show constitutes positive and negative motives ofthe TV show This reality show is a reality check on young teenagers andtheir responsibilities as a Teen Mom After classifying the scenes fromTeen Mom using Jaffes classification system I believe that reality TVshows embody negative motives of TV viewingThe most frequent motive for Reiss depicted in the reality TV show TeenMom was family which suggests that the reality TV stars embodiednegative motives for the viewers According
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