据英国《每日电讯报》和《卫报》报道，西窥秀通过POV的使用，营造了一种沉浸式偷窥的拍摄氛围，这使得西窥秀能够通过声音来揭示主角内心深处的想法(Roscoe et al . 2001)。然而，一群忠实的粉丝却暗示，这部剧的表演非常扎实，相关dvd也卖得很好。
According to Bazin, Reisz and Millar, cinema from its realistic and device related sense has to be acknowledged as a relationship lying between perception related general conditioning and perception conditions that cinema imposes when people become audiences. The freedom of the camera and the attention freedom of the spectator have specific limitations, consequently. Bazin illustrates that camera based point of view needs to have no limitation like the omniscient narration of third person and it should neither be a subjective privacy (Bullert 1997). He says, instead, POV should be considered as a way to see without any contingency while preserving the vision’s concrete quality and conditioning. From this perspective, it can be said that the technique of POV simply provides an opportunity to imply reality. The mere act to see, keeping aside what is evidently seen, needs to be restrained through real conditioning of visions. According to Cocteau, however in reality TV an event is seen by a key hole and additionally asserted that the impression obtained by the audience from this keyhole has an element of privacy invasion associate with it. This can also be called as the “viewing quasi-obscenity”.
Therefore, it becomes necessary to understand the relationship that POV holds with the perception of audience in reality TV and whether or not POV in its true sense is applied in reality TV shows. The scope of this paper lies in analysing the truth in reality TV shows and the use of POVs within shows such as Peep show.
The manner in which the script is written depicts that the viewers have an ability of picking up hints that have not yet been realized by Keith (Hartley 1996). There are various references that he gives of his kids not resembling him in any way. He also provides a hint to the fact that the kids that he so dearly loves are not his but as a matter of fact; they might be his best friends. Clues are also given by Keith in the initial series on the activities of his wide, and it is a fact that viewers have acknowledged on the affair of Marion prior to Keith figuring it out by himself. The character of Keith is portrayed affectionately with POV technique used to imply his sympathy and dunce, as the growth in the series takes place.
The show of Marion and Geoff as per IMDB rating review is 8.3 out of 10. In brief, the common perspectives in all the reviews were that even though the series is a monologue and the audience does not get to see any other face apart from that of Keith, the written format of the series is admirable (Lebow 2006). There is only the point of view of Keith but it becomes evident to the audience on what is happening in the real sense. The point of view of the main character reaches the audience and this is what makes the show low key and a tragic comic centralized theme that the audience gets hooked on to.
According to the Telegraph and Guardian, the Peep show has an immersive and voyeuristic filming through use of POV and this allows for the show to reveal the innermost thoughts of the leading pair which the audience is able to hear through use of voice over (Roscoe et al 2001). A fiercely loyal base of fan, however, implied that the show performed in a solid way and sold properly the DVDs related to it.
When the point of views reaches the audience, they feel that the charismatic innermost thoughts of their individual perception are being cited by the characters. Touching upon general yet highly awkward situations creates a sense of reality that most audiences did manage to reveal.