Many people enjoy watching romantic television operas. As a matter of fact, they fathom it as the actual reality of relationships.
But The Fatboy Show presenters disproved the perception. Olive Najjuma and James Onen, aka Fatboy, opined that the illusion is one of the major causes of failed relationships. The expectation is that the butterfly feelings will remain there from the beginning of the relationship and throughout.
To the presenters, the telenovelas give the viewers a fantasy away from reality to keep them interesting.
“We forget that whatever we watch on TV is scripted, and when the filming is happening, there are like 1000 people in the room. Everything on television is purposed to give an illusion of what life should be,” said Olive.
Fatboy added that whereas women are targeted and mainly influenced by soap operas, romantic movies, and Disney films, men are influenced by pornographic content.
"Some men grow up watching certain types of videos, and they expect their wives to deliver the same. To give credit to some, today, their performance is commendable. Some may have been watching them more than you and they know all the tricks. But some may not. When people get into relationships with these warped perceptions and encounter reality, they get disillusioned,” said Fatboy.
He further referred to a sequence in most romantic movies where the aftermath of marriage isn't shown. In other words, the focus on dating is deceptive because it does not reveal the reality of what takes place after the marriage, such as fights, and character development in the marriage among other things.
“And do you know why they do not show you what happens after the characters are married? It is because, after that, real life starts. And real life does not make money.” Said Olive “And real life is not as spicy and exciting,” Fatboy added.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.