Nah. I’m not talking about the movie. The reality that bites is reality TV which has taken over almost every broadcast channel. It’s Jerry Springer set in better locales. I wish that our newscasts would dare to be real instead of the fluffed up crap we get instead.
Here’s a list of some of the shows I found:
The Amazing Race American Dream Derby American Gladiators American Idol American Inventor American Juniors America’s Got Talent America’s Next Top Model Amish In The City Anything For Love The Apprentice The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Armed & Famous The Ashlee Simpson Show Average Joe The Bachelor The Bachelorette Battle Of The Network Reality Stars Beauty and the Geek Being Bobby Brown The Benefactor Beg Borrow & Deal Big Brother The Biggest Loser Big Man On Campus Blow Out Boarding House Boot Camp Brat Camp Britney and Kevin: Chaotic Boy Meets Boy Canadian Idol The Casino Celebrity Cooking Showdown Celebrity Duets Celebrity Mole The Complex The Contender Crowned Cupid The Cut Dance War Dancing with the Stars Dog Eat Dog Dream Job Extreme Makeover Fame The Family Family Plots Fear Factor For Love Or Money Forever Eden Grease: You’re the One That I Want He’s A Lady Hell’s Kitchen Here Come the Newlyweds The Hills Hit Me Baby One More Time High School Reunion House Rules I Love New York I Want To Be A Hilton Joe Millionaire Joe Schmo Kid Nation Kitchen Nightmares Laguna Beach Last Comic Standing The Law Firm The Littlest Groom Love Cruise Mad Mad House Manhunt Meet Mister Mom Meet My Folks Miracle Workers The Mole My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance My Fair Brady Nanny 911 Nashville Nashville Star Newlyweds Next Action Star The Next Great American Band The Next Great Champ On The Lot The One Oprah’s Big Give The Osbournes Outback Jack Paradise Hotel The Player Playing It Straight Performing As… Phenomenon Pirate Master Project Greenlight Project Runway Pussycat Dolls Present Queer Eye Race To The Altar The Rebel Billionaire The Real Gilligan’s Island The Real Housewives The Real Roseanne Show The Real World Renovate My Family The Restaurant Rich Guy Poor Guy Road Rules robandambergetmarried/ Rock Star The Scholar The Simple Life Skating With Celebrities So You Think You Can Dance Sorority Life Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search The Starlet Star Search Starting Over Supernanny Superstar USA Surf Girls The Surreal Life Survivor The Swan Temptation Island Three Wishes ‘Til Death Do Us Part Todd TV Tommy Lee Goes To College Top Chef Trading Spaces Trading Spouses Treasure Hunters Tuesday Night Book Club Unan1mous Who Wants To Marry My Dad Wickedly Perfect Wife Swap The Will World Idol
I’ll have to admit that I’ve seen a few of these shows and off the top of my head I can name a few more: Run’s House, Rock of Love, Cops, 70s House, Charm School, My Sweet Sixteen. I’m sure there are many others.
I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve seen at least 1 episode of each of 43 of the shows listed above. I didn’t continue to watch most of them, but I do have a couple that I really like.
Reality TV has taken over to the point that almost everone will have a connection to someone or the other who’s appeared on one of these shows. I know 2 people who’ve auditioned.
How many of these will you admit to? I know it’s cool to say you only watch PBS or CNN, but I want you to give it up. C’mon – I won’t tell.