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Television
We Love IT!
• The Avg. American           • Modern way to watch
  watches 34 hours of TV        TV in on your computer
  a week.                     • Most young people do
  – Kids watching around 55     not own a TV but watch
    hours per week              it on the computer
• This means the avg          • It is popular for people
  American will spend           to say they hate tv but
  years of their lives          still watch A LOT of TV
  watching other people
  live their’s!!
What do we like to watch?
• Exciting shows with   • Popular shows tend to
  good writing            have a lot of sex,
   – Sometimes            violence, or comedy in
• Talent Shows            them (sometimes a mix
   – Always               of all three)
                          – American TV shows have
• Cartoons
                            been known to be very
   – Some people            violent by world
• Shows that show how       standards
  bad people can be
   – Always
Reality Shows
• Has been very popular
  for the past 8 years
• Finales are always the
  most popular
• Talent Shows such as X
  factor and American Idol
  are the most popular
  shows in the USA now
• Also like to watch “Real”
  shows such as Jersey
  shore
  – Shows where people
    argue and throw stuff
    around.
Sports
• Sports are some of the
  most televised shows in
  the USA
• The Superbowl is the
  most televised event in
  the USA
   – More than 113 million
     people watched in 2011
• Most popular sports are
   – Football (American)
   – Baseball
   – Basketball
Crime Shows
• Shows with mystery and
  violence have always
  been popular in the
  USA
• Shows such as Dexter,
  NCIS, and Bones are
  very popular in the USA
POP MUSIC
• Popular music varies
  greatly in the USA with
  very different types of
  music being very
  popular with certain
  people
• Pop music tends to be
  music with a strong
  singer (very B-E-A-utiful)
• Very simple, catchy
  songs
• Pop/Rockish groups like
  Taylor Swift, Maroon 5,
  and Jason Maraz have
  always been very
  popular in the USA
  since the Beach Boys
  and the Beatles
• Right now Taylor Swift is
  the most popular artist
  in the USA with her new
  song “Everything has
  Changed” being # 1.
• Rap and R&B are also
  very popular in the USA
• Rap Culture has become
  less popular in recent
  years but is still very
  popular
• R&B artist such as
  Ke$ha and Beyoncé are
  incredibly popular and
  probably always will be.
Pop Music
•   Justin Beiber
•   Lady Gaga
•   Rihanna
•   Britney Spears
•   These are pop stars that
    are obviously very
    popular in the USA
McDonalds is NOT COOL!!
• Modern Pop Culture on
  food supports more
  alternative foods and
  restaurants.
• It is seen to be “uncool” to
  eat at big companies and
  restaurants
• Very cool to eat at local,
  small independent
  restaurants that offer a
  unique dining experience
Eat Your Broccoli Yo!
• A large movement in the
  American pop culture is
  to eat healthy and
  “Green”
   – Food that is friendly to the
     environment and natural
• “fast food” is seen to be a
  unfortunate part of the
  USA life and something
  you only eat if there is
  nothing else to buy.
COFFEE
• WE LOVE STARBUCKS!!
• Some people think that
  Starbucks is too popular and
  that small coffee shops are
  waay better but regardless
  of where they drink, they’re
  drinking coffee!!
• Great, popular place for
  cool hip people to come
  together and
   –   Talk
   –   Share poetry
   –   Play music
   –   Stare at the coool people who
       talk, share poetry and play
       music
Fashion Styles
• Many fashion styles are
  popular in the USA
• Styles from Hollister
  and American Eagle are
  popular with many
  young people
• Fashions from Ralph
  Lauren and Banana
  Republic have and are
  popular
Preppy
• Kids that shop at Places
  like American Eagle
• Is connected with
  mainstream “cool”
  America
• Very popular with teens
• Is connected with
  people that listen to
  pop music and do other
  pop culture things.
Hipsters
• The subculture is associated
  with independent music, a
  varied non-mainstream
  fashion sensibility, liberal or
  independent political views,
  alternative spirituality or
  atheism/agnosticism, and
  alternative lifestyles.
  Interests in media include
  independent film,
• Why did the hipster burn his
  tongue while drinking
  coffee?

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American pop culture

  • 1.
  • 3. We Love IT! • The Avg. American • Modern way to watch watches 34 hours of TV TV in on your computer a week. • Most young people do – Kids watching around 55 not own a TV but watch hours per week it on the computer • This means the avg • It is popular for people American will spend to say they hate tv but years of their lives still watch A LOT of TV watching other people live their’s!!
  • 4. What do we like to watch? • Exciting shows with • Popular shows tend to good writing have a lot of sex, – Sometimes violence, or comedy in • Talent Shows them (sometimes a mix – Always of all three) – American TV shows have • Cartoons been known to be very – Some people violent by world • Shows that show how standards bad people can be – Always
  • 5. Reality Shows • Has been very popular for the past 8 years • Finales are always the most popular • Talent Shows such as X factor and American Idol are the most popular shows in the USA now • Also like to watch “Real” shows such as Jersey shore – Shows where people argue and throw stuff around.
  • 6. Sports • Sports are some of the most televised shows in the USA • The Superbowl is the most televised event in the USA – More than 113 million people watched in 2011 • Most popular sports are – Football (American) – Baseball – Basketball
  • 7. Crime Shows • Shows with mystery and violence have always been popular in the USA • Shows such as Dexter, NCIS, and Bones are very popular in the USA
  • 8. POP MUSIC • Popular music varies greatly in the USA with very different types of music being very popular with certain people • Pop music tends to be music with a strong singer (very B-E-A-utiful) • Very simple, catchy songs
  • 9. • Pop/Rockish groups like Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and Jason Maraz have always been very popular in the USA since the Beach Boys and the Beatles • Right now Taylor Swift is the most popular artist in the USA with her new song “Everything has Changed” being # 1.
  • 10. • Rap and R&B are also very popular in the USA • Rap Culture has become less popular in recent years but is still very popular • R&B artist such as Ke$ha and Beyoncé are incredibly popular and probably always will be.
  • 11. Pop Music • Justin Beiber • Lady Gaga • Rihanna • Britney Spears • These are pop stars that are obviously very popular in the USA
  • 12.
  • 13. McDonalds is NOT COOL!! • Modern Pop Culture on food supports more alternative foods and restaurants. • It is seen to be “uncool” to eat at big companies and restaurants • Very cool to eat at local, small independent restaurants that offer a unique dining experience
  • 14. Eat Your Broccoli Yo! • A large movement in the American pop culture is to eat healthy and “Green” – Food that is friendly to the environment and natural • “fast food” is seen to be a unfortunate part of the USA life and something you only eat if there is nothing else to buy.
  • 15. COFFEE • WE LOVE STARBUCKS!! • Some people think that Starbucks is too popular and that small coffee shops are waay better but regardless of where they drink, they’re drinking coffee!! • Great, popular place for cool hip people to come together and – Talk – Share poetry – Play music – Stare at the coool people who talk, share poetry and play music
  • 16. Fashion Styles • Many fashion styles are popular in the USA • Styles from Hollister and American Eagle are popular with many young people • Fashions from Ralph Lauren and Banana Republic have and are popular
  • 17. Preppy • Kids that shop at Places like American Eagle • Is connected with mainstream “cool” America • Very popular with teens • Is connected with people that listen to pop music and do other pop culture things.
  • 18. Hipsters • The subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, liberal or independent political views, alternative spirituality or atheism/agnosticism, and alternative lifestyles. Interests in media include independent film, • Why did the hipster burn his tongue while drinking coffee?