6 Reality Shows We Hate To Love
The real reasons we loathe/love “The Jersey Shore” and “The Bachelor” come out at last.
-Shayla C. Perry
Reality TV has its share of cringe-worthy shows. But despite all the gratuitous drinking, sex, and debauchery, somehow they’re still on the air, meaning someone must be watching. (Shhh. It’s us—and you too!)
So, we’ve put together some of TV’s guiltiest pleasures, breaking down the real reasons that we loathe (and secretly love) every fist-bump, chick-fight, and train wreck … so we can put an end to all this indecency. (Not a real “end-end”, because, well, some people might miss it.)
Why we loathe it: Aside from our outrage over the stereotypes perpetuated by the show, the tragedy of seeing yet another group of hapless young adults start their rise and inevitable downward spiral into the Reality Show Has-Been Abyss is depressing, to say the least.
Why we love it: Who can resist the pure, unadulterated trash — and the luxury of a full hour of being able to feel like you’re better than somebody—or eight some bodies?! There’s also a part of us that longs for the days when life was as simple as “GTL”. Sure, we still subscribe to the GTL philosophy, but the ratio of gym and tan time to laundry time has definitely shifted.