Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Best and Worst For REAL

I like to think of myself as an intelligent person, who understand the difference between real and fake, and entertainment and truth. And I could be really high and mighty here and say I don't like or watch reality shows, but that would be a big lie....and honestly if there is someone out there saying they don't watch reality shows, they either don't have cable, or they are in denial.

Recently I asked a fellow blogger what shows she liked to watch, and she said she hated to admit it but she like shows like the Housewives, Teen Mom, and the Bachelorette. And in all honesty I have seen every one of these shows...and I love them. I think if you asked most people they would have the same answer, there is shame in watching reality tv though....maybe because we kind of all know its scripted....maybe because we all kind of know it's mindless.....but c'mon people it's entertaining as hell and you just can't stop watching!

I will say there are some reality shows that I never watch, I am not saying I have never seen an episode, I am just saying even if it's on and there is nothing else to watch I won't watch the following. Not above it...just not interested:
  • Survivor
  • The Apprentice
  • Any Cooking Show (Hells Kitchen and the like)
  • Big Brother
  • American Idol
  • Extreme Makeover
Just to name a few....

Shows I actually enjoy(ed):
  • Any of the Housewives Shows(I think the Orange County Housewives are the best out of all of the cities)
  • Flipping out (Jeff is so funny and rude...I love him!)
  • Millionaire Matchmaker
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • America's Got Talent
  • Queer Eye ( I haven't watched this one for awhile, but it's a good one that I used to watch quite often
  • Joe Millionaire (An Oldie but goodie and WOW yes ashamed of this one, I watched every episode!)(Was this guy a tool or what?)

Shows I will watch if I happen upon them and there is nothing else on:
  • The Bachelor or Bachelorette (I really try to avoid this one, because if I stop and watch a couple of minutes, I get hooked and can't change the channel!)
  • Celebrity Rehab
  • Amazing Race
  • True Life

I am sure there are others that I am just forgetting at the moment.

So this might be kind of a pointless post....but I guess if I were to make a point it would be that there should be no shame...we are all suckered in to watching these highly entertaining reality shows that we know are pretty cheesy! It's part of the mindless fun!


  1. I love Millionaire Matchmaker as well! I've been anxiously awaiting for the new season to come back on!! The Real Housewives of Orange County is my favorite too...New York is probably my least favorite, although I didn't care much for the Miami season either. I also watch Jersey Shore...such a train wreck I can't resist!!

  2. I'm a reality show hater. We just recently hooked cable back up so I wasn't subjected to "real" TV often, but I'm finding I just don't like TV period. If we had the DIY channel, I would be all over Renovation Realities. It's probably the only reality show I'll watch willingly.

    I have watched Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant... I've seen The Bachelor and American Idol. I just don't see the draw to them...

    I say.... bring back good sitcoms... :) Those were my favs.