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'What does the magazine article 'My Date with Blind Date reveal about the ways in which the game show in constructed for its target audience'

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ENGLISH COURSEWORK 'What does the magazine article 'My Date with Blind Date reveal about the ways in which the game show in constructed for its target audience' Over the years, Blind date has become a must for viewers the age of 20 to 30 as it focuses on that particular group. The nature of the show is well-thought out in front of the camera but once behind the camera, it's a totally different thing. Every detail is fixed and prepared before the show and later publicised to the public. But yet saying that, it is one of the most watched TV programmes aired on ITV. And to have its reputation in jeopardy can have a major affect on the show. But to do this, a certain 'Nicola Gill' reporter of the Cosmopolitan Newspaper turns onto secret agent and makes it as of the chosen few to appear on the Saturday show. ...read more.

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This however, was not the case because in all fact it was the make-up artist crossed no.1 and underlined No.2 to let her know the choice. So again, the viewers at home get conned and tricked. This simplifies the attitude of the cast, it may not seem on TV but once on it, you rarely get the independence of choosing. This is what surprises me the most, after selecting her date. Nicola and Paul, a recently graduated student from Nottingham, randomly choose a trip to the Isle of Skye. But do we really know if it actually is random. It may have one with the entire same card which till this day no one can answer. But on a mission to find the secrets of the show, Nicola asks the hotel manager when the room was booked. His reply was "the reservations were made weeks ago". This made Nicola even more certain on 'choosing the trip' topic. ...read more.

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On regards of setting-up the show, my comparison to this particular show is, in a way, is wrestling. It might seem real on TV although it's match-fixed in terms of storylines. I think, one of the reasons is that if it were the real thing than the whole show will be unorganised and dismantled. It's correctly asked questions to language are considered to be relevant. The system of Blind Date is popular because it's the only dating show that interacts with people and its expectancy of choosing keeps the audience in suspense. I don't think it's right to manipulate the audience though stating that, what can the show achieve by not having rules and regulations. If you look at it, it's almost impossible to run a show with absolute independence. It would be compared to the Jerry Springer Show which has the authority to comfort from independence because that's what they crave for. People tune in to watch Blind Date for dating purposes and pure expectations. Rav Kohli 11L English Coursework: Media ...read more.

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