When reality TV first hit the stage people were completely shocked and excited at the novelty. It was shows like Survivor and The Real World that dove into the “real” lives and feelings of people when they were being taped. Allegedly there were no scripts or stages. It was a real setting and that genuine feeling is what captivated audiences.
Now, reality TV is pretty much “not real.” There are sets, scripts, directors, writers, you name it. The genre has become huge but it’s become something that’s 100% opposite of what it set out to be: real.
Here are five reality shows that are anything but….
Keeping up with the Kardashians (or anything Kardashian)
It’s gotten to the point where cursing at your mom is a 100% acceptable thing to do. I was not aware that calling your mom a b*tch was a common occurrence in American society. I didn’t know that 15 year old girls were allowed to be posing in sexy bathing suits and have that be supported by the family. I didn’t know that sex lives and all that other garbage should be examined by the entire public. Granted this is reality TV but I suspect that some of this just might be fabricated and dramatized. Call me crazy.
The Jersey Shore
I think it’s safe to say that the novelty of this show has worn off. I must say I give the show credit for making it through 3 very successful seasons but clearly the Italy season is a complete debacle and sham. When Ronnie and Sam go back and forth every episode it’s tired. When the Situation lies about something, it’s tired. When Snooki falls over drunk, it’s tired. When Deena kisses a girl, it’s gross. I think it’s time to just celebrate the success and put it to an end MTV. I do like Paulie though. Vinnie is just wasted air.
The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Anything Bachelor
Um,shouldn’t any of these shows really be called “The Whorehouse?” I mean come on. 15 chicks fighting over one guy and not caring if he’s sleeping with the other 14? Or however many chicks. Has one relationship ever panned out from this show, ever? And if it has I suspect it’s 100% bullsh*t. I can’t believe this stuff is on TV. The fights are all crap. The relationships are total garbage. There’s nothing sincere about this show.
There’s nothing “real” about any of these women. From the plastic surgery to the ridiculous lunch arguments they seem to have on every episode, it’s just silly at this point. How much fake drama can a person take? And man oh man, how could the husbands sign on for this? Oh that’s right. They’re rich and all cheat on their wives anyway. What a joke.
I’ll be 100% honest here. I’ve never even seen this show but Mob Wives? Come on.
*On and let’s not forget The Hills when it was on. This was the most staged reality show of all time. I don’t even think it’s close.