Thursday, September 4, 2008

Some of my guilty pleasures (183)

I'm not really a huge fan of "contest" types of reality shows. (Although, my husband and I have enjoyed The Amazing Race here and there. I'll also watch America's Best Dance Crew with Avery. She loves it.) I just find them too degrading and painful to watch. I hate game shows, daytime talk shows, award shows, etc. However, I do like "reality" shows that show the day to day life of real people. (I just pretend that it's real.) I'll watch things like Jon & Kate Plus 8 (their official site), or Little People, Big World (their official site). Ryan likes to mock me endlessly for it. He always makes snarky comments like, "You mean they eat dinner every night too. Amazing." I will admit, that lately I've kind of been thinking that even these two shows are getting a little unrealistic. I know that both of these families would have the viewing public believe that they're just like us. They always want us to know that there are times when they just get by too. I'm not sure I believe that. You can't tell me that they're not receiving "promotional considerations" from somewhere. No regular, middle class family can afford to do all the things they do, without some help. (Yes, I know that Jon's hair implants were donated. As was the trip they took to The Canyons resort, but there are other things that make me go hmmm...)

I do have some guilty pleasure that are absolutely far from reality and real people. These two seem totally staged and surprisingly, I don't care. I was just pleased as punch last night, while watching a rerun of The Girls Next Door, to hear that 20 new episodes will soon begin airing. Hooray! Something to look forward to. I'm also looking forward to what The Soup will have to say once they start. Pure bliss! I hope Tori & Dean don't stay away for too long as well.



8 comments:

Jillene said...

How funny! I never would have pegged you for a Girls Next Door watcher! I also like Sunset Tan--wow--what a bunch of winners they are!

I will also admit--wow this is hard for me--that I like to watch....The Hills. Actually I HAVE to watch it! I'm glad that's off my chest Dr. Hendriksen. (0:

Holly said...

I think sometimes "reality" TV is just the best way to escape from our lives. Wether it is real or not we like to believe some of it is. I like both Jon and Kate and Little People, but only get to watch in club med since we don't have cable. Haven't caught the other two, I'll have to check them out.

Adam and Kristina said...

My name is Kristina, and I'm a reality TV whore. (Hi, Kristina!)

I watch way too much. I also love Tori and Dean and the Girls Next Door. Adam hates the GND. Go figure.

Nick & Amanda said...

Yep, I am a reality TV junkie. Guilty, guilty, guilty. I am into all the trashy ones too. I love New York, Rock of Love, I love Money. Yep those ones that would make my grandma kill over during the opening credits.

I answered the phone full time for a year and a half and I will never do it again. I always hear the pleasant phone voice thing, totally creepy. Especially because I sound like I am six. Nick suggested to me once that I help the police station catch child predetors by using my childish voice, I passed.

zachsmom said...

Christa I have to say I was a little taken back when I read that you enjoy watching the girls next door. (wow, good for you, I will watch if it I catch but, ) my fav shows are also on tlc, I have DVR set for all the shows on sunday night (it has a new family of little people call the fooses.. ) How strange for me to get excited about watching other people's lives. oh and another show that I love to watch is Intervention.

Bobie said...

Well since my "friends" all sucked me into the Twilight series who the heck has time to watch the freakin' TV. only 150 more pages.... wooowooo

TJ said...

I love tv waaaay to much. All tv.

freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,