#84 Relationships on TV
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 4:05PM
[Your Name Here] in Media, message

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Share thoughts about the relationship
  2. Identify harmful behaviors, stereotypes, expectations
  3. Differentiate between what is shown on TV and real life – what is similar, what is different


Think About This First


Having the Conversation


Start Here:

What do you think about this relationship on this show?

How is it portrayed to you?

Who has the power?

What kinds of power does each person have?

Who makes the decisions?

Do you feel positive or negative about this relationship? Why?



What are some stereotypes that these characters have?

What ways do they not fit stereotypes?

Do you see any harmful behaviors that they do, or harmful expectations that they have of themselves or their partner?

Do you think someone who watches this TV show could portray this harmful behavior in their own life?


Keep Talking:

What are the differences between relationships like this in the media and relationships in real life?

How do we know that they’re so different?

What does the media not show us about relationships?  Why do you think they do that?

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