I disagree with my classmates who claim that watching television cannot make one smarter. This is because television is informative and tends to educate a person on the realities of the world. The media offer the current happenings in society. For instance watching, the episode of 24 one can integrate a lot of information. The Sleeper’s curve is a new force that alters the mental development of children to benefit their cognitive faculties. The media show violence, ethnic stereotypes, and stories of addiction not to promote bad behavior but to enlighten the young people. These kinds of programs are nutritional and can affect the society in a positive way.
I disagree with the comment that morals of people in this contemporary world have become ambiguous due to watching television. The media may have lost moral clarity but have gained in presenting realism. It is better for people to watch on real situations grappling with the society such as global warming and financial meltdown among other issues.
I disagree with the comment that there is no intellectual labor brought by watching intellectual shows. I am of the opinion that the media has televised intelligence brought by the words and actions of the onscreen characters. The media have cognitive benefits derived when one pays attention to the narrative threads. In this decade, the television has increased its demands on the mental faculties.
Some critics cite that the televised innovation is not original while when one watches and makes a critical assessment there are interwoven threads on the content.
The critics are the opinion that some shows are complicated while, in reality, the complexity trains one to understand the current form of multi-threaded programs. The audience embraces the multi- threaded dramas with excitement because of training from watching shows.
I disagree with the comment that popular television standards are hard to follow. Some critics’ offer that shows like Hill Street contains ambiguities on future events while, after a critical analysis of the program, there is no mystery concerning the immediate onscreen activity.
For the forum response, I completely disagree with my classmates who claim that watching television does not make one smarter. When one watches the episode I Love Lucy, one can learn moral stances. Consequently, there is a comic relief derived since the episode has an easy to follow the plot. I think television engages people's minds as we try to comprehend the complex themes and this improves people’s minds. The complex episodes and different story lines create a lot of suspense as the viewer tries to think on the next storyline.