How do you feel the recent (ish) spate of TV talent shows like the X Factor, Pop Idol, etc affect the attitudes of students just considering a college course in drama - I am currently working with a Level 2 class at a local(ish) college , and I get the distinct impression that they believe that they can make it in the performing arts without any work on things such as auditioning, planning productions, learning scripts, etc. I cant help thinking these TV shows have probably affected this attitude, but what is your view on the matter?