Reality TV enjoys great popularity thanks to its high entertainment value; unlike a thriller, the plot is usually easier to understand and not influenced by means of dramaturgical elements or special effects. The aim is to present the events as realistically and authentically as possible.
Reality TV is understood as entertainment programmes that show actual events live or re-enacted. The scenes shown are actually filmed live or acted out. Original footage is often commented on by a presenter and supplemented by re-enacted scenes.