I find most reality tv shows to be entertaining, but just because it is enjoyable to make fun of the peoples stupid lifestyles. However, I think it is negative towards most of the viewers because they try to act like these stars on the show and idolize them.
Reality television is a joke, it reflects on all of America, making us look like brainless, immature children; when a majority of the population do not actually act like that. Take Jersey Shore for an example.
I think that some of these shows are entertaining. Some, however, are very stupid and are obviously not truly reality. I believe that some of them are definitely scripted. I think that most of these are bad influences, too.