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Talk shows on TV are useless and boring

Telegraph readers voice their opinion on TV talk shows

  • Published 29.10.18, 10:38 PM
  • Updated 22.11.18, 4:47 PM
  • a min read
Talk shows are a useless intervention in the lives of personalities and well-known people says Farheen Ali Shutterstock


It’s all pre-planned

Talk shows are a useless intervention in the lives of personalities and well-known people. Moreover, the conversations and situations are pre-planned. Instead of other important issues, they keep changing gear to politics.

Farheen Ali,

Class XI, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jharkhand

Factless and biased

Talk shows do not lead to any conclusion. They keep on nagging the same issues. The speakers possess a “know-it-all” attitude and keep on criticising the target. Instead of having substance and reality, logic and reason, the talk shows are full of rumours and baseless facts. They are biased and boring.

Payal Roy,

Second year, Shri Shiksha-yatan College, Calcutta


Source of inspiration

Talk shows on TV provide a platform for people to share their life experiences. It brings out their concealed bitter truths and hardships. Broadcast of real life stories can never be useless rather it gives cues to common people on how to deal with difficult circumstances and emerge victorious in life.

Aratrika Biswas,

First year, Academy of Technology, Hooghly

Citizens’ choice

Talk shows mostly deal with topics that are socially relevant and, most importantly, controversial or sensational. I believe they are not always useless since they attempt to engage the audience with things happening around them. The light-hearted handling of topics and a generous sprinkling of jokes, puns and one-liners makes these shows fun to watch.

Ankita Sen,

First year, Presidency University, Calcutta

Boon for society

Every talk show gives us some information about which we may not be well informed. It is through these shows that we get to know the inside and out of a particular matter. Talk shows have always been a great source of information, knowledge and entertainment. These are indeed a boon for our society.

Satabdi Patar,

Class 10, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Public School, Guwahati

Speaking skills

Watching television is a good way to learn how to become a better conversationalist. Sometimes these talk shows are entertaining, informative, enlightening and enhances our oratory skills. Tuning in to these shows is a great way to enhance language and speaking style. It teaches us the correct body language and facial expression. It is also a great way to pick up ideas from one another.

Tauseef Sehar,

Class IX, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jharkhand

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