The Phenomenon Of Truth: Where Does The Truth Live?
The benefits of the phenomenon of reality shows are summed up as such: it drastically reduces the costs of production as there’s no investment on location, set-up and production. It’s also very easy to transmit over the internet as the viewing audience may be able to be located from any corner of the globe. In a nutshell, television affords viewers from every nook and corner of the planet the right to choose their entertainment. Does this mean that we have completely entered a brand new era where we can choose our entertainment? The answer is no. Just try to search for music these days on the internet and you’ll come across hits from diverse genres.
Reality shows are the most popular form of entertainment on earth today. They’re catching on like wildfire and their reach is no longer limited to a specific social circle or demographic. People from all walks of life are enjoying the show, which goes to show that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, what color your skin is or what education you hold. People enjoy the experience of being filmed by cameras trained to entice reactions from the members of the public. Viewers get drawn into the show because they want to be part of the story. It’s not that they necessarily know a lot about what’s happening in the world but they still want to be a part of it.
This is what’s so appealing about reality television. Shows like The Bachelor, American Idol, The Apprentice and The View have brought reality TV into the homes of millions of television viewers from different cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and ages. The difference lies mostly in the catalyst that propels the production of each show: the audacity of the producer or the channel that’s airing the show. Whether it’s due to the popularity of the product or the well-known name of the host or the format of the show itself, the audience is drawn to something that captures their interest.
Take The Phenomenon of Truth Shows, for instance, which has been doing the rounds since the mid-2000s. The premise of the show is simple: everyday people are invited on stage to share their stories about their lives. They are called “truth tellers” and their job is to reveal the secrets of another person’s life. In some instances, the show offers the audience more than just the opportunity to learn about another person’s life. In other instances, the show will offer up its own form of truth, which may not necessarily be the whole truth but an approximation of the truth as perceived by the participants.
The show has gained much popularity among people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The program targets the middle class, upper and lower class, the poor and even those with a college education. The truth serum that the show dispenses to the audience is usually a mixture of cynicism, social awareness, exaggeration, exaggerations, rumor, humor, exaggeration, lies, conspiracy theories, and outright fabrication. The only other thing the audience is allowed to take away from the show is the enjoyment it brings them. This is because the goal of this television program is not to find out the actual truth, but to entertain and bring pleasure to the audience.
The producers of The Phenomenon of Truth Sermon make sure that the show makes it very clear that the truths they offer are real. They use examples like the classic tale of King Arthur, who was supposedly buried alive by his subjects, only to resurface years later to find that all the subjects had been killed. In the program, the guests are asked to sift the truth from fiction and to draw their own conclusions about the veracity of the information given. As a matter of fact, one can even compare the truth serum to a self-help book.
This type of entertainment has been going on in the UK for many years. There is an old saying which goes like this: “The difference between a true story and a fairy tale is the ending.” Shows like Truth serum take the formula of a fairy tale and turn it into reality. The audience is left hanging when the last guest leaves the stage. The closing credits run right though, just to reinforce the fact that the truth is still out there, if only for the guests’ amusement.
The Phenomenon of Truth shows are the brainchild of Matt Damon, with the help of writers Beau Willimon and Alex Cross. They teamed up to create what is probably the most controversial of all truth sermons. The movie is due for release in the US in June of 2021, so mark your calendars to take a few friends along. After all, the best truth sermons are the ones that make you think.