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Does the reality television show "Winners and Losers" reflect our (American) culture?

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spaceghost3d | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted August 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM via web

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Does the reality television show "Winners and Losers" reflect our (American) culture?

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 7, 2013 at 7:47 PM (Answer #1)

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"Winners and Losers" premiered in Australia on March 22, 2011. The backstory of the show tells of four friends who attended high school together and were considered "losers" during their school years. Flash-forward ten years. The women meet up at their high school reunion and find that they are not the "losers" they were in high school. Soon after the reunion, they win the lottery. The show has been compared to America's "Sex in the City."

I would not find ithe show to be one which represents American culture. Although many people have been considered "losers" while in school, it seems as if the comparison ends here. Also, not many people know what it is like to win the lottery. The producers define it as a "charmedy"--a mixture of drama, comedy, and charm.

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