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:
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:
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:

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:
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.
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?


  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

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

  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!


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

  5. I freaken love my big fat gypsy wedding

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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? 

  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

  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.  

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

    So What If I Like Pretty Things

  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 ;)

  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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