The effects of watching TV can be negative or positive. When one watches TV, they are influenced to behave in a certain way. In addition, their views and thoughts on life are shaped by the knowledge they acquire on television from their favorite shows. Therefore, it can be used for educative purposes or destructive ones (Brown, 14). Research shows that people will act in a manner that advances specific characters when they watch a particular show for a while.
The show I watched was Trisha. It was a show about a lady, Trisha, who helped spouses find the truth in relationships. For instance, she uses a lie detector to establish issues of cheating, parental authenticity in the children, and the awkward activities in which spouses engage. The show is coupled with abusive language, fighting, name calling and essentially highlights the negatives in family and relationships. In the three times I watched it; 80% of the respondents were found to be cheating, with increasingly traumatizing stories.
I would not encourage people to watch Trisha. It impacts somebody with extremely negative feelings towards relationships. Couples, especially, will start having the mistrust in one another, and the ultimate result is the breakup of marriages, disintegrated families and disturbed children. Single people, on the other hand, will be encouraged to stay single forever and lose faith in the possibility of love. When an individual watches the show on a continuous basis, they will start adapting to aggressive language that is evident throughout the show. The language is nasty and is climaxed by instances of people fighting each other. All the show can do to an individual is to make them bitter and angry over situations that they cannot control. It would, in my opinion, give people the feelings of doubt in the most sacred institution in society, which is the family. An individual may go on and start trouble where it is not necessary. The impact is large and might leave permanent scars. I, therefore, would not encourage anyone to watch Trisha.
Brown, Kristine. Essential Skills: English Workbook. Glebe, NSW: Pascal Press, 2000. Print.