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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Article Analyzes Wedding Reality TV Shows

The Washington Post published a column analyzing reality TV shows related to weddings. The writer quotes Rebecca Mead, author of One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, which is always a big hit in my book.

If you're interested, you can find the article here.

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Pichchenda Bao said...

america is always fascinated by spectacle, right? just saw a trailer for bride wars, movie with kate hudson and anne hathaway. *shudder*

anyway i wonder how much of this glamorization-trashification is a product of our market-driven society and how much is irony?

thanks for the post.

Clare said...

I was really into bridezillas before I got engaged - although they really were pretty awful character displays. Then I got engaged and I was so terrified of being a big old bridezilla I stopped watching them.

Now I am married I still don't watch them. I actually find them rather sexist in hindsight enforcing the stupid stereotype that a wedding isnt a wedding without this and that trimming, and that basically it's up to the bride, whilst the poor groom just turns up.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I notice the airwaves glutted with *any* theme, it makes me pause to ask what hole they are trying to fill. Are Americans desperately looking for "something more" than the WIC has been offering... and turning over every proverbial stone the WIC has supplied, in an attempt to find deeper meaning lurking somewhere?

Just my thoughts: they should come to this website and others like it! Can you imagine a show all about eco-friendly, budget-friendly, DIY weddings?! Now that would be worth watching!! :)

Mrs. Andi said...

I don't mind watching some of the shows, especially if they are positive & have happy endings. Some of the characters are crazy, like on Who's Wedding Is It Anyway? but 9 times out of 10, the wedding ends up great & everybody is happy. I don't watch the angry, wild ones like Bridezilla, because they make brides look really bad & nuts.

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