Few things in life will kill your brain cells like Reality TV, yet I keep watching it.

People just can’t help themselves. When you drive past a car wreck, you look.  Someone is pulled over by the police?  You slow down and peek.  Parent screaming at their kid in the grocery store.  Gawk.  So I guess there should be no surprise that Reality TV has taken hold and is rotting the brains of intelligent women everywhere. 

Case in point.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo:

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A precocious little wanna be Toddlers in Tiaras star who frankly doesn’t stand a chance.  She is all kinds of personality without any of the refinement.  How could she when at home they are playing “Breath Blowers” which just boils down to “Guess who’s stinky a$$ breath that was”, and have a firm belief that the more you fart, the more weight you will lose.  Lord help me when I stumble across this family living on top of the train tracks in the middle of nowhere, I watch the ENTIRE show and shh people who talk over it.  I kill myself laughing over their sayings, and justify my addiction by finding the occasional teachable moment for my kids.  Here’s a good one; if you ever get your toe run over by a fork lift GO T O THE DOCTOR. or else chance that your toe will look like SugarMamas.  That woman has bugs flying out of her feet!  Shiver (can.not.look.away)

My other not quite as guilty a pleasure:

Duck Dynasty: 

Meet the Robertson’s

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Some good old country boys gone and made themselves rich by creating the best darn duck call that ever was.  They have hillbilly beards and still enjoy a good hunt for frogs at night.  (umm which they turn into a feast fit for a king)  By all accounts they must be supremely wealthy, and yet still get together regularly for dinner with their Mama and appear to employ the good ole boys.  Brother Jase is perhaps one of the funniest men on TV.  His dry sense of humour has me clutching my sides wondering how he keeps a straight face.  Although now that I think about it, maybe it’s not straight, it’s just hidden under all that hair!  Do you think there could be a handsome man under there too? 

PS I’m pretty sure I’m related to these people.  Kevin Bacon, six degrees style.   Think they would have me over for dinner?

Watch out Victor Newman, the classic soap opera is at risk, there’s a new King of brain rot in town….the reality TV star!  Housewives everywhere are grabbing their bon bons and sitting down to have a good chuckle at people’s lives that suck just a little bit less then their own. 



Comments

  1. I am guilty of watching at least honey boo boo. I cant eat when I watch that show. Maybe they are on to something. It would be great if you were trying to diet. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  2. Ha ha ha! I have never even heard of these shows. But I have my own reality tv shows that I must watch but care not to admit. And then there’s Grey’s Anatomy… Oh, McDreamy!

  3. My girls love Toddlers In Tiaras. And that show is full of teachable moments too. {“When I am a Mom I will NEVER do that”}
    I asked Lo if she watched the Honey Boo Boo show yet. She said: they are stupid.
    Me: Uneducated?
    her: No uneducated people are smarter than them Mom!
    LOL!!!

  4. reality tv scares me honestly…i wonder at times just how far we will push that envelope to entertain ourselves….

  5. I am right there with ya. LOVE Honey Boo Boo. I’m so ashamed, but I absolutely love it with that sick fascination you described.
    I’ve only seen Duck Dynasty a couple of times but I DIED. That show is hilarious!

  6. I also enjoy duck dynasty. I did watch honey boo boo a couple times, but they are even a little to unrefined for me to wanna watch. 🙂

  7. I don’t think we have either of these shows in the UK – thank goodness! 🙂

  8. These are the days when I wish we had cable again (we have local and HuluPlus and Netflix instead). However, I get to see clips on The Today Show. I too, find myself giggling and rolling my eyes. So funny.

    Great post!

  9. I am so guilty of watching reality tv shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.. I cannot turn away. I am mortified, but yet I tune in every week.. I can’t explain it! 🙂

  10. It pains me to admit that I have settle hard drive to tape the hills, laguna and the city reruns and that’s what I watch for the late night feeds!

  11. I don’t get the duck show. I have never seen it. But, where are the ducks?

  12. I don’t watch either and I can’t say I’m going to any time soon either. BUT, I have watched Dance Mom and it’s just as bad. Sigh. Enjoy your guilty pleasures!

  13. Oy – I am not a fan of reality tv. But I get how they suck you in.

  14. LOL I’m shocked! Truly! I can barely look at the pictures you posted without cringing. LOL But I totally understand reality TV, just like a car wreck!

  15. Some of these shows are INSANE! I mean I didn’t realize there were actually people out in the world like that.

  16. I actually cancelled cable for the main reason that I was watching to much crappy reality TV. The Real Housewives of every city were rotting my brain. I’m glad we no longer have it since I don’t have time to watch it anyway and what a money saver!! I do miss my Red Wings though! However with the lock-out there probably won’t be a season this year anyway!

  17. I miss all the fun over here in France!

  18. love love love both of these shows. I am ashamed that I even dvr’d honey boo boo! My husband just shakes his head and walks out of the room! 😉

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