Article Review on ‘The Copy Cat’ and ‘the Idol’

Article Review on‘The Copy Cat’ and ‘the Idol’


The article, ‘The Copy Cat’ and ‘the Idol’ have various similarities. They both discus the effects of television media in a spread of cultures. The article on the copycat portrays television as the major means upon which almost all contemporary cultures are spread all over the world. The influence of television. The article also shows wealth and social mobility as the most coveted prizes. These are shown in the television program and in one way or another, people watching the program tend to emulate what they see in the channel (Navarro 24-36). Similarly, in the article, ‘The Idol’ shows play in which the technology advancements and the traditional society are contrasted. This contrast makes people wish for the new advancement and thus the spread of new trends just by watching television programs (Sen 203-219).


The two articles also have various contrasts. ‘The copycat’ shows the dangers of emulating other cultural practices and advancements. It indicates that copying gives rise to low-quality duplicates of the. Moreover, people lose their creativity as they try to copy what they see in the television programs from the advanced nations (Navarro 24-36). The article on ‘Idol Worship’ on the other hand shows the television programs to be playing a central role in enhancing of creativity among the people who watch. Globalization brought about by televisions is seen to bring into existence a new culture of imperialism that majorly makes use of the neo-colonial independence to make good profits from transnational entertainment industries. The greatest requirement is an experience of both local and international platform that will be receiving the information aired. All these are a result of globalization which has been observed for decades to be uneven, historical and have a localizing effect on the people it sweeps across (Sen 203-219).

Works cited

Navarro, Vinicius. “MORE THAN COPYCAT TELEVISION.” Global Television Formats: Understanding Television Across Borders (2013): 24-.36

Sen, Biswarup. “Idol worship: Ethnicity and difference in global television.”Global Television Formats. Understanding Television Across Borders, London: Routledge (2012): 203-219.