Am I a hypocrite?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I love reality television.

I belong to a CLOSED group on Facebook called "Bravo Anonymous" and my friend Jodi and I talk about The Real Housewives all the time.

June for us - it means that Kandi and Todd's wedding unfolds and O.M.G. The Ladies of London? Why are they only a half hour!!!! BRAVO - why were they not RHOL???
Seriously we are on the edge.

I watch Project Runway (Sorry Bravo), every RH Franchise , except Miami - those beyotches make NJ look sane - Million Dollar Listing (especially Frederick!) The People's Couch, I LIVE FOR TOP CHEF, and I am equally excited by the cooking and competition shows on Food Network.

I like "real" scripted television.

But I draw a line and it is with dating shows.

Don't get me wrong. I like The Millionaire Matchmaker, cuz she has RULES.
But, The Bachelor?  The Bachelorette?


I Wanna Marry Harry???
Really? Those women actually thought they were up to marry the man fourth in line for the throne of England??

Shows where drinking is encouraged and the competition is to "win" love are what is wrong with people.  For real.

You may THINK it is harmless, but would you let your son or daughter be on those shows?

Why let them WATCH those shows?

I watch grown women be stupid in fake friendships - but they are not making a mockery of what it takes to find a significant other and build a REAL life.

I watch people scheme to be the best of the best at cooking - but they are not doing it by having sex with each other on national television.

So while I can laugh with you about how Kristen's legs looked like Jiminy Cricket doing hungover yoga in the Birkshires...I cannot even tell you what happens at the rose ceremony.

Am I a hypocrite?

Oh - and LOVE the new Summer by Bravo.


sprinkles said...

I, too, am addicted to reality shows. Some of the ones I watch are really bad. But I also draw the line at dating shows for the same reasons.

So no, I don't consider you a hypocrite!

Slamdunk said...

Well you have sure done a good job of summarizing these shows so I can sound intelligent when joining discussions about them. So, thanks for that Lisa.

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