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Reality TV IS A Hidden Virtue

By Julie Burchill writing for UnHerd


Those who tend to sneer at reality tv are usually posh, over-educated, self-righteous folks looking down at working-class people enjoying themselves or pursuing one of the ways available to them to achieve their dreams. When 'real stars' like actors, musicians, tv hosts all sing from the same hymn sheets about whatever social issue is currently trending, it can be a dose of fresh air to watch people much more real, flawed, and sometimes down to earth.



Let other critics sneer at the dreams of ordinary people reflected in reality TV — I’ll take a talent show over a Quality Drama showing the working-class being happy with their place below stairs any day.

Read the full article at UnHerd