Friday, January 27, 2006

Reality show junkie?

Ok, I have to admit that I like reality TV shows. I'm not really sure why I enjoy the fool things but I do enjoy a little Survivor, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Wife Swap, the Nanny, the Apprentice, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, etc. The list could go on and on because they seem to keep coming up with even dumber ideas all the time.

Maybe it comes from being able to take a peak into other people's lives without having to invest much effort. It may be that I'm a sucker for seeing how things will end. I know sometimes I really don't even like what I am watching but can't seem to turn that channel for fear of missing that all important moment that will finally make some sense of these shows. (It is a little scary how many screwed up, bitchy, crazy people they show!)

My sons and husband are very vocal with their opinions of the various shows. My middle son refuses to even be in the same room when some of them are on... He says that the bachelor should be embarrassed to call himself a man! My husband can sarcastically respond with comments about all of them without even looking up from his computer.

I decided that this season I was going to use self control and will boycott The Bachelor. It really is a waste of time and those couples never work out in the end anyway. I guess my son really had the right idea all along about those pathetic fools.

I'm not sure I'm ready to give up ALL of them, Reality junkie??? I think so! But I will keep trying to wean myself away from them...Just don't let me get started watching that first episode....I can't resist seeing what happens next!


The man with the plan said...

You should give up the bachelor. Why watch that when you could be watching Beauty and the Geek.

neva said...

but the Beauty and the Geek is sooo much more than a reality show don't you think?

MotherOf3Guys said...

Have to say I have never watched that one!

neva said...

and yet,,being sisters...besides "The Biggest Loser" it is the only one I have watched and TBL is at least productive for the contestants !