MTV’s MADE is a self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV. The series follows teens who have a goal and want to be “made” into things like singers, athletes, dancers, skateboarders, etc. The teens are joined by a “Made Coach”, an expert in their chosen field, who tries to help them attain their goals over the course of several weeks. Made documents the process the teens undergo as they try to achieve their goal.
MADE was one of my favorite reality T.V shows. As I quoted above, this program is about self-improvement of especially teens. This program can be watched in Turkey as well in MTV, so it was popular around world like many other reality T.V shows.
I think teen people watch shows like them more in contrast to the elder people. The main character of the show is a teen who has a goal and want to reach that goal in his or her life. Like many other teens, I had a dream too like the person that I watched in the screen. As I watched them hard-working ambitious personality and succesful stories , I was thinking about my real life. People see that reaching the dream goal is not that difficult and the show manipulate or encourage people in both ways. For example, A girl who can be considered as fat , named Tyler who want to lose weight:
Lacey was her coach and according to the program many week later Tyler was made into something different. Watching her suffer and emotional acting on the show affect people who watch like her. White fat American and the use of language she use , eating habits that she has are all about the culture of America. Her habits illustrate the culture and identity of people who are nearly in her age or size. Tyler loses weight and is made into a healthy high school senior. After a 30 lb weight loss, Tyler performs the national anthem and with the Pridettes at her school’s first game.