As excited as I am for summer to finally be here, there’s no denying that it’s a pretty dark time for television. We go from having so many critically-acclaimed shows on at the same time that it’s impossible to watch them all, to a complete wasteland within like two months.
And the terrible thing about me is, if there’s no one around telling me what to watch, I fall into a rabbithole of watching terrible TERRIBLE things on the television. Like, the crappiest reality shows you can imagine, marathons of America’s Next Top Model, and anything the Food Network will show me that doesn’t have Guy Fieri popping into it. It’s embarrassing. I’d probably rather someone see me naked at this point than to get a glimpse of my garbage-filled DVR.
But…I also can’t stop filling it with said garbage, so I’m done hiding. This summer I want to embrace my flaws and really become one with the crappy reality shows, y’know? But I also want them to be critically-acclaimed, which is where you come in. You’re the critics, and I need you to recommend me the most terrible reality shows you can think of. And I’m not talking terrible like I Wanna Marry Harry, because I was primed for that to be awesomely terrible, but it was just regular terrible, which was a huge disappointment.
I’m talking the best kind of terrible, like 19 Kids And Counting or Sister Wives, which are two of my big time guilty pleasures. Or Infested!, which I have to watch in secret by myself because my boyfriend can’t look at me the same if he knows I’ve been into it.
So come on! What are the worst shows that you’d never admit to hate-watching every week? I’ll tell you (more of) mine if you tell me yours!