June 20, 2011

Reality TV Overload

My DVR is overwhelmed, folks.
And you can find out why, by reading on...

Summer programming has never been so alluring.  I am rocking my first summer of having cable TV in quite some time!  In college, we never wanted to pay for it because affording food and booze was more important.  I have now become an expert on surfing those very important channels to satisfy my cravings for reality and not-so-real reality shows.  Here is my summer programming breakdown:


First and foremost, my summer OBSESSION:
BIG BROTHER
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I have loved the show for the past four summers, even breaking down and buying the live feeds last summer.  (BB talk: the feeds are a way to see inside the BB house 24/7, creepy yet entertaining... just how I like my TV shows) It's basically like Survivor in a house they can never leave, with comps for food and luxuries.  And you're voted out.  Glorious!
Anyway, this is the 13th season and I am OBSESSED! Can't wait. IF you've never seen the show, I suggest you check it out on CBS in July.

Newest addition:
MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING
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I just recently came across this show and at first I didn't believe it... but it's true.  This is real life.  For some people.  THE DRESSES! They say some of them can weigh up to 270 lbs! WHAAAAAT?
I love it. I am intrigued by this eccentric lifestyle, but slightly disturbed that some of these girls are 16 years old.  Tune in if you want to take a break from normalcy.

The one with the gangsta:
ICE LOVES COCO

I've been a longstanding ICE T fan... no really, I have been.  He makes Law and Order SVU even better.  And getting a glimpse in to his marriage to this woman who defies nature with her measurements reminds me that one day I will find MY perfect match, too. (cue the peanut gallery)

The one I can't explain:
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES of NEW JERSEY
I tried to explain to someone why I like this show, and I came up empty.  I don't really like any of them or attribute them with redeemable qualities, but I can't turn away.  It's like a sparkly, heavily-accented train wreck that keeps me tuning in week after week.

The show I haven't seen yet, but I know I will love.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PARIS
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This show comes highly recommended by my BFF, so I know I will love it once I have a chance to play catch up this week!  She's famous for being famous, but I truly can't wait to see Brooke Mueller's (Charlie Sheen's ex) part in the show. I'll enjoy this show with a cocktail in hand.



So spill it, little chickens, what are your reality show guilty pleasures?
Any ones I am missing?
XOXO
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19 comments:

  1. Oh.My.Word!! Those dresses!!! Hahaha, can't say that I watch any of these shows but I would be lying if I said those dang Kardashian marathons don't get me every.single.time!

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  2. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding... it's like a train wreck... you just can't keep your eyes off!

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  3. gah, it's been ages since i've watched some good trashy tv! i've totally lost track of all the housewives! haven't heard of paris's new show...but think it's one i will check out!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  4. yay for mah shoutout! :) mbfgw looks amazing--i love gypsies haha dont forget rivals on the real world challenge- starts this week ;)

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  5. I freaken love my big fat gypsy wedding

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  6. I REALLY hope you're watching The Bachelorette...

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  7. I DON'T!!!! And I totally thought about starting it from the premiere, but if my BBFF loves it-- I might have to play catch up! xoxo

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  8. Isn't it the best?  I just watch with my eyes wide and my mouth in open, completely in shock.

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  9. Love ya B! You know I don't care for anything on MTV, but I might check out ONE episode.

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  10. You need to get on this new season of RHONJ... The new ladies are definitely entertaining.

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  11. The most amazing train wreck, designed solely for entertainment.  I love it!

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  12. KUWTK should have earned an honorable mention... I do tune in, but I find myself questioning WHY I'm watching it, all of them irk the bejeezus out of me.

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  13. I don't watch TV much, but I've heard of the Gypsy show, and I am really intrigued! Also, Ice-T loves coco??? what? 

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  14. Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.comJune 22, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    I love ICE T aI didnt know this shoe existed I have to check it out

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  15. WOW.  You like some reality!  I am so excited for Big Brother!  I have Showtime so I watch After Dark all summer.  I think I am switching to all meat and veggies no carbs for summer so I dont' get sleepy!  

    I am a total TV whore - even in the summer.  Besides rewatching Freaks and Geeks with friends, a bunch of USA and TNT shows and SYTYCD, I am ADDICTED to 1 Girl 5 Gays on LOGO.  

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  16. Guh, I secretly really want to watch The World According to Paris, and I'm so ashamed to admit it!!! Sigh!

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  17. ok...ok...I admit it. I (secretly) watch the world according to paris. I call it a big pink train wreck that i can't turn away from! I lol'd when I saw your comment about Real Housewifes!! also (secretly) like Real Housewifes of Beverly Hills and like you I have no idea why {scratches head}...but no one knows I watch these so let's keep it between us! hehehe ;)

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  18. FashionmakeuplifestyleJuly 3, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Girl it's just like me!! and by the way loving all your shows except haven't seen the Paris one but everything else I'm totally addicted. Great post honey.

    <3 Marinahttp://fashionmakeuplifestyle.blogspot.com/

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