Alternatives to trash reality TV

McVeigh, Michael
December 2013
Eureka Street;12/21/2013, Vol. 23 Issue 24, p1
The article discusses the dynamic changes in makeover and reality television (TV) programs which influences the television audiences perspectives in Australia. It examines the nature and services offered by makeover and reality TV programs and established how the audience response towards the changes. It also highlights several reality TV shows including "Imperfect Match," "Please Marry My Boys" and "Refugee Factor" wherein it aims to boost one's personality.


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