What I'm Not Watching and Why

Reality TV has gotten so out of control. Every single channel from Animal Planet to National Geographic has gotten in on the craze. Some I refuse to watch and others I'm hopelessly addicted to. 

Not Watching:
It's way too long, way too much drama and nobody ever stays together.  I can't bear to watch the girls crying about how they love him and they don't get to spend enough time with him.  This guy that they just barely met and are somehow falling in love with.  I love it that Trista and Ryan actually met this way and stayed together but they are the exception and not the rule.  I lost hope that it would ever happen again so I stopped watching after the Melissa Rycroft season of The Bachelorette.

Ridiculous.  I can't believe they made a show about a bunch of ex wives of famous people.  I don't know much about the show but all it took was one preview for me to say NO WAY!

I watched My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding but the buck stops here.  It was really interesting finding out about their culture and lifestyle but those sister's are crazy and I just don't feel like getting into their shenanigans.

I never watched this and never will.  This family is just too much for me.  I'm appalled and very turned off by a lot of the clips I've seen so even though I was curious at first left it alone.

The last season I watched was when Ruben Stoddard won but up to that point I watched it religiously.  Sometimes I think about watching but I guess I just lost interest.

Mj and I watched one season of this together.  It was so time consuming!  Two hour long episodes is just too much and I got annoyed that they only focus on exercise when diet accounts for a good 90% of weight loss.  I wish they would show more on what they are eating and the challenges of trying to maintain a healthy diet.  I thought about watching again since Jillian Michaels is back but didn't.

Real Housewives of Anything
I watched Orange County, New York and a few seasons of Atlanta then I quit.  I got sick of watching these people living their excessive lifestyles.  It was too much fighting, arguing and drama among people that aren't even friends.  If they hated each other so much they wouldn't hang out but they do because they are thrown together for the show and the drama that they will hopefully create.  I can't stand watching spoiled grown women act so immature and petty.

There might be a bunch that I won't watch but I have plenty of guilty pleasures that I can't get enough of.

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This is one of my favorites!  I love watching these talented girls perform.  They are so cute.  Chloe is my favorite and she was getting a lot more solos but is now suspended.  Maddie has fallen from grace but seems to be on her way back up after finally getting another solo and winning.  Abby is straight evil.  It's not just being a tough teacher she is down right rude and mean.   The mom's react to it of course and then it's just this terrible yelling match and power struggle.  It's getting harder and harder to watch.  Just when I think it can't get crazier it does.  The moms are upset and screaming, the kids are crying.  I don't know how these girls focus on their dancing with all the drama going on.  There has got to be another dance studio in Pennsylvania that they can go to.   There is so much jaw dropping drama on this show that Mj has even started watching it with me.

I know, I know.  It's so terrible that these little girls are wearing more make-up then I do, fake nails, fake lashes, fake teeth, fake hair, tanning and then being trotted out onto a stage to be judged on their facial beauty.  I removed it from my DVR one season only to manually record a bunch of them and add it back the next season.  I'm fascinated by mom's who spend thousands of dollars on these pageants and the little girls who control them.  There are even a few pageant Dad's that seem to love it.

I used to be a cheerleader.  I can't not watch this show.  I like watching the girls perform at practice and competitions.  This show comes with it's own set of mama drama.  Anne in particular drives me crazy because for some reason I haven't figured out yet she thinks she's way better then everyone else.  How superior can you be if you think that when you go #2 on a coach bus it falls into the street. 
Uggg.  I did a whole rant about this one.  You can find it here.  19 year old Leah who is already a mother to twins had a miscarriage which is indeed sad but she was beyond foolish for wanting another baby in the first place.  Chelsea is still having unprotected sex with the father of her child who is an absolute mean jerk.  I mean really.  Haven't these girls learned their lesson?  The new season starts up again next week and according to the previews the drama is a MOTHER and I'll be right there watching it.  As annoyed as I get with these girls I can't help it.

I will watch any and all modeling reality TV shows because I love modeling.  This is a new one on Oxygen and Nigel Barker who got booted off of the judging panel of America's Next Top Model is the host.  Successful models Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rocha and Naomi Campbell each lead teams in challenges against each other but only one girl will be the face of an Ulta campaign.   I predict lots of drama, cat fights and tears as one by one their modeling dream shatters.  Too bad Oxygen doesn't have an HD channel.

Always!  Mj is way over it but I never get sick of this one.  The only drama on this show is when couples don't agree on if they should live in the city or the suburbs.

We got into Walking Dead, Son's of Anarchy and Breaking Bad on Netflix.  I didn't even want to start watching those.  We also watch Modern Family and The Office together.   Those are my "scripted" shows.  I love how there is now that distinction of scripted vs non scripted since reality TV has taken over.  There are so many good shows I'm not watching and that's fine with me because I don't want to spend time watching them.  The Carrie Diaries looks really cute and Smash looks like my kind of show. Mj's watching The Followers and The Americans but I can't  want get involved.  As much as I love my couch I don't want to spend my life on it watching TV. 


Kelsey Eaton said...

I agree. So many pointless stupid reality tv shows! You can spend your entire day flipping from channel to channel and there would constantly be one to watch.


Kathy C. said...

haha... I'm going to have to set up an intervention about you watching toddlers in tiaras! lol. I can barely get through an episode... I want to call child services sometimes. I can see how it can get addicting. The last episode I saw the mom was living with her parents in order for them (the grandparents) to pay for her daughters pageant fees! She couldn't even afford a place for them to live!

Anonymous said...

You and I have very similar taste in TV, although I confess, I watch boo boo. Believe it or not, they are very normal and loving to one another, in a very redneck way. hehe.

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I cannot stand The Bachelor and have never really watched it (maybe bits of the first season?) I can't stand the idea of women vying over a man, since I've always firmly believed a man should chase a woman, maybe I'm old fashioned.

I highly HIGHLY recommend Scandal. If you have netflix you can catch up, it is SO good. I'm also watching Downtown Abbey, The Walking Dead, Homeland (well season 3 is in the fall), Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Orange County, and I'm still holding out on Grey's Anatomy, but I am kind of bored of it already. We also watch Modern Family and Chicago Fire but the fire show is only because of eric's profession. I don't really like it all that much.

Whitney said...

I have never even heard of most of these shows. I used to love reality tv, from the Kardashians to Kendra to American Idol. Now I watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette and Biggest Loser and that's it. I love those two! Have you ever heard of Duck Dynasty? So many people are into that show. I have seen like 3 episodes, and while it was funny, it's just too much for me.

Ameena said...

My husband watches The Bachelor so by default, I watch The Bachelor. It scares me. Often.

Love House Hunters! I watched an episode about Tulsa last night...was shocked at how much $165k can get you over there!

amber.m said...

I don't watch any of those either!
We don't have cable, but I wouldn't even if we did! I never understood the point of half of those shows or people's obsessions with them.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I'm obsessed with dance moms...and project runaway!!

Janna Renee said...

I don't watch any of these! To be honest, I barely watch tv. It's just background noise and all the new shows suck. I will watch Nashville, Modern Family, and Suits, but I hate reality tv.