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Who Watches This Stuff?


I admit, I’ve never been much of a couch potato.  However, whenever I do decide to channel surf to find something worth watching, I fail…miserably, and reality shows are the reason why.  Sure, I had my guilty pleasures like Flavor of Love, the last season of Jersey Shore and the first two seasons of ANTM (America’s Next Top Model) and American Idol, but those shows are passé as far as I’m concerned.  It takes quite a bit to hold my interest and, that’s not just with TV (wink).  See why I think these shows are losing

#1 Bethenny Ever After on Bravo

Ummmmm…who is this woman? The name of the show is cheesy and properly warns me of the foolishness I’m about to see.  What a unique position she’s in…married with a newborn.  We never see that! She’s normal and unattractive, which is the exact opposite of what reality TV stars are supposed to be. 

“Bethenny” watchers: Is your life that dull that you have to watch a woman run errands for entertainment? F

#2  Toya Carter: A Family Affair on BET

What is her claim to fame? Being Lil Wayne’s first baby’s mama?  What’s her talent? Just being a baby’s mama (your guess is as good as mine)? Topics to be explored this season: her brother, Walter, being released from prison, her mother’s drug addiction, and her relationship with BET personality MempHitz (whoever he is).  Seriously? As if we don’t hear enough about Black people with these same issues, via the news. #nothingnew F



#3  Bad Girls Club on Oxygen


All they do is fight! It’s so predictable.  One girl eats another girl’s cereal or calls her a ho, and then it’s on.  I suppose this show might appeal to guys who like watching chicks fight, but still…F




#4  Real Housewives of Orange County Season 6 on Bravo (repeat offender)

There is simply NO diversity.  Dear Bravo: We (I feel compelled to speak on behalf of everyone) find it hard to believe that you couldn’t find any housewives of color in all of Orange County, aside from these blonde-haired, 30-somethings that look, despite obvious plastic surgery, forty-something, and 40-somethings that look 60-something.  Nevertheless, I do think that someone on your staff noticed the lack of diversity and said, “Hey, I know! Let’s cast a Brazilian lesbian.  That’ll really shake things up.” #hewaswrong F

#5  Khloe & Lamar on E!

Lamar Odom looks femme posing with his shirt off in the promos for this show.  Then again, he also looks femme here. But, who am I to judge. I guess we’ve all “sold out” for love to some degree, at some point in our lives.  So, I will leave this alone.  However, based on the promo pics alone, this show gets an F.



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