Do you know people who appear to revel in announcing (with a haughty tone in their voice ) that they "never watch TV"? (I can never remember if the quote comes before the question mark or vice versa). I do. It always makes me laugh because then if the conversation continues and I mention a show or two that I enjoy it seems they've actually seen that one. Yeah, right, you don't watch TV. Who are you kidding - I'm on to you.
My friend, Sue Buese, is the only other person I know (besides myself) that proudly announces she's a fan of the television. Yea, us. No pride.
Most of my favorites are about crime and murder: all of the CSIs, all of the Law and Orders, Criminal Minds (although I have to admit that last one is getting just a bit too icky for me).
I do not watch Glee. I tried, couldn't do it. I need blood on the floor and a car chase or two.
Anyway - back to the topic of this blog entry. I think the first reality show that caught my attention was the one on MTV where all those young people lived in the same house for a while. The name escapes me right now; I haven't seen it in several years. I must have outgrown it, eh?
Then came Survivor. That one got me hook, line and sinker. Didn't miss an episode for a long, long time. Talked about the people on it with other addicts like we knew them. The last couple of seasons have been spotty, though. It's slowly losing its appeal.
Next came The Amazing Race. Love that one. I was still working when it debuted @ 9p on Sunday nights. I'd get so revved up watching it that I couldn't fall asleep at what was my bedtime back then - 10p. Now I'm a big girl and can stay up until 11p - sometimes. They've moved it back to 8p so I don't really have to test that theory. Whew.
Alert. Here comes my haughty tone: I have never watched The Bachelor. Ick. Or its counterpart.
Alert. Here comes the confession: I love the "ink" shows. Tattoo parlors around the country and all the drama that goes along with putting color on skin.
Last week I was sick and spent a fair amount of time on the couch and I was taken over by Philadelphia Parking Authority. 3 teams are featured: parking ticket people, "boot" people and towing dudes. There was a marathon going on and I honesty don't know how many episodes I watched.
The last one was Hoarders. I watched 2 or 3 of those until I felt like I needed a shower.
So - do you have any guilty pleasures when it comes to reality TV? Let's stick to that category, ok? I don't need to know about your other guilty pleasures. I'm pretty sure I don't (haughty tone). Oh, what the heck - bring 'em on!