The Ultimate Reality Show

Posted: April 6, 2011 by kellyrachael in Uncategorized

April 29th 2011: Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married, and an estimated 2 billion television viewers will witness this phenomenon. Add an expected 400 million online viewers and you get 35% of the WORLD’S population. So I ask why? What is so attractive and enthralling about these two? I realize that they are royalty but what makes people so drawn to watching complete strangers exchange vows. Throughout the years, they have both been in and out of the press, I presume people feel like they know them now. Their story is so compelling because the media world has created a “mythical spectacle” out of this event. There is larger then life buzz around this day, and has been topic for conversation on talk shows for the past month. Countdowns appear daily on various outlets. And all for what? To tune in and witness an event that will go down in history. This could best be considered a global media event, something very rare that comes along that has the ability to disrupt our daily lives. On April 29th you will not be able to view your regular programming because every network will be focusing on this event. Even if we don’t want to watch, we will be forced to. The media realm has truly created “The Ultimate Reality Show” out of this event by creating stars out of both Prince William and Kate in the hopes that everyone will tune in.

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