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Are you addicted to reality tv

  1. Julie2 profile image61
    Julie2posted 6 years ago

    Bring it on people...

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      ssaulposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      really tv took over everything, the substance of the shows just crazy, just goes to show which direction tv taking! it bores me so much i resort to watching cartoons with my son.

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        ameyer13posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, reality TV has become quite a monstrosity, I have some favorite shows that are really interesting to me, some are educational and some are just for fun. I would however like to see a reality show where it's more reality and not a play put off as reality. I happen to work for Dish Network so I of course also subscribe as well, I find myself getting more premium channels than regular programming because of the content and of course the price is good. I used to Direct TV and besides reality shows, I was always feeling like I was paying a lot more than I should be considering the amount of programming I was getting. So I switched, I was able to get HD receivers for free which is my big thing. HD is such a difference from the old school type of picture I was used to watching. Now when I am having a need for TV, I'm watching the shows and movies I really like in a beautiful array of vividness!

        1. Julie2 profile image61
          Julie2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Sounds really good.

    2. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Only " Survivor ". After that I have three favorite shows.

      #1 The NFL pregame show
      #2 NFL Football
      #3 The NFL Postgame show

      Otherwise I am reading and writing.

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image82
      IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I can't stand reality TV.  It actually has helped wean me off TV.  Which is a good thing.  I once was really absorbed by TV, and had stopped reading, and challenging my mind.  So it was a good thing for me.  Now I just watch the History channel, or the National Geographic channel.

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      garystuffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thankfully not addicted, in fact almost allergic to it - it does give people a sense of community, although it is purely vicarious - and if you do not have any problems that prevent you getting out and about I suggest the odd bit of charity work may fill the 'meaningfully human interactive hole' that many addicts are trying to fill (it's like dropping chocolate coins in a piggy bank)

      1. Julie2 profile image61
        Julie2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Impressive statement.

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Thank you for this question.

    I find reality tv the dumbest, most pathetic type shows to ever be aired on any form of video. Plain and simple.

    1. Julie2 profile image61
      Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are terrible Cagsil, lol but sooo right!
      I find them hilarious!

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Now why do you say that..... if you didn't know any better, reality tv is just a tool to keep the on-going myth that it is better to have intimate knowledge of other people's life than to not have it.

        How is it your business what goes on in the house or life of others?

        Seriously, how does your life benefit? How does their life benefit?

        Neither does- it's just a facade.

        1. Julie2 profile image61
          Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are right. I know its a facade, it's just one of the ways I can take a break from my own reality.

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Then turn the TV off, read a book or watch a movie. You're just supporting the facade. hmm

          2. TamCor profile image79
            TamCorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And you have every right to take a break from reality in whatever way you want to, since it's YOURS!!!  smile

            1. Julie2 profile image61
              Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              thank you TamCor wink

              1. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hey Julie, you take a break from reality? Yet, you watch reality tv? Interesting action. lol

                1. Julie2 profile image61
                  Julie2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Ironic isn't it?! wink

                  1. Cagsil profile image60
                    Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Ironic isn't a word I'd use. lol

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Nope... I don't even watch the Amazing Race anymore.

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    I do not even understand shows like this. It's a complete waste of time.

  5. ImChemist profile image60
    ImChemistposted 6 years ago

    NOO

  6. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Let's just say I named my new baby boy "Snooki"

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago

    I'm addicted to finding music I haven't heard before.

  8. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...no....not addicted to any tv......music - yes!

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    FStevensposted 6 years ago

    I wasn't until tool academy came on and now I might have to say yes!

  10. Julie2 profile image61
    Julie2posted 6 years ago

    My two teens watch the Jersey Shore. I sat to watch it with them to see what it was about and could not believe the drama. I just laughed at alot of the idiocy that goes on.

    I like to watch the shows my kids get into at least once or twice to make sure that they aren't to crazy.

    One show that is a bit loco is the Jersey Shore which I watch with my teens because its just funny and we have a good time watching it. During the commercials they ask me questions on why this person did this and why I think they act this way or that way.

    It gives me that opening to talk to them about friends, who they may like and how not to act. Teenagers like to shut themselves down alot and this is one way for me to keep that line of communication open with them.

    It was either getting into one of the shows or the music they listen to in order to relate and I can not stand the music they like! LOL

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

      1. Julie2 profile image61
        Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I know I know I'm a nut! sad
        arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

        Cagsil I forgot to tell you its good to see you back on the forums....

  11. pilesnoway profile image60
    pilesnowayposted 5 years ago

    I am a reality show fan. So yes! lol
    I love the Amazing Race and Survivor..Fear Factor too...

    But I must admit that some shows like Big Brother are "somewhat" scripted since they are very leading to what will happen and what the staff wishes to happen. It may not be reality at all--no, not totally, just a picturesque of reality. I watch them though and still watching them.

  12. Ellarose92 profile image59
    Ellarose92posted 5 years ago

    Ahhhh yes i'm in love with all reality shows but i do believe some are getting out of hand like bridalplasty but for the most part they are truly addicting

  13. Docmo profile image92
    Docmoposted 5 years ago

    Not addicted - but we end up watching I'm a celebrity  ( celebrity survivor type  in UK) and Strictly come dancing ( Dancing with stars in US)every week when they are on as well as the X- factor!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Docmo, one of the celebrities from the UK that was on that show, just posed in Playboy. lol

      1. Docmo profile image92
        Docmoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        which one and which issue :-)?

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The issue I just received yesterday. smile Feb. 2011

          1. Docmo profile image92
            Docmoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Will check it out, ta very much.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You're welcome. She is really HOT! smile

              1. Docmo profile image92
                Docmoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Just got the issue- mainly for the articles - of course ;-)

                You're not wrong- Kayla Collins was really hot on the show too. Some outstanding bikinis! and now this. phew.

              2. Julie2 profile image61
                Julie2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I have to check this out too... Will show my hubby, THANKS!!!!

  14. Mike's Corner profile image87
    Mike's Cornerposted 5 years ago

    Reality TV is the worst thing to happen to the world.Yet, I can't stop watching Jersey Shore . . . maybe I can be on the show Intervention smile

    1. Julie2 profile image61
      Julie2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I can not wait to see the episode where Ronnie gets punched by Sammy. If I was his mother I would have gone after that chick! LOL

      1. Mike's Corner profile image87
        Mike's Cornerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No doubt . . .  she's whacked . . . I wonder if she'll start dating Ronnie clone after she belts real Ronnie

        1. Julie2 profile image61
          Julie2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I was thinking that maybe J-Woww and Ronnie might hook up now...
          Scandolous!!!

  15. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 5 years ago

    I find it most ironic that Reality TV is technically anything but reality.  I started off not watching any of it, but then came along American Idol.  I enjoy watching talent competition - nothing wrong with talent! 

    Then I began watching Hells Kitchen - cooking's a talent, right?  lol  (I don't really watch it anymore, though) 

    Then I started watching America's Next Top Model - love Tyra, and discovered modeling actually does take talent.  Beauty is secondary or third-ary (? LOL) 

    Next I watched Celebrity Apprentice - about the time I was going through the BS at my job...I was hoping to see a similar resolution, lol, glad to see it wasn't even close to what I was going through!

    Now, I hardly watch any of them - I forget their on because real life is becoming more and more important to me. smile

  16. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    I hate all reality shows.  The only reality shows I used to watch were Gilligan's Island (mainly because the girls were always hot as sin).  Then there was a couple of seasons where I tried watching shows like "Beauty and the Geek" and "Average Joe", but those shows royally depress me.  Mainly because these average joes and geeks remind me a lot of myself in my younger days around hot girls.  lol  However, that's another story for another time. big_smile

    I know my family always keeps bugging me to watch True Tv, to which I'll admit it's funny seeing random strangers doing stupid crap. Unfortunately, it just get's boring after a while to me.  I mean how many freaking times can watching a jerk doing something stupid repeatedly still seem funny?  I'm sorry, but it loses it's appeal after a while. 

    That's why I don't watch anymore reality shows, as most of them are generically stupid.  Although I do love the cartoon series, "Total Drama", as it pokes fun of stereotypes about reality shows.  Yes, I like watching cartoons, as I'm like Seinfeld in the a sense where they remind us of our youths.  Not that I'm comparing myself to Jerry Seinfeld, but I'm just saying we have that one aspect in common. 

    However, the only reality show I ever watch these days is the celebrity apprentice.  Those episodes are good, but I was a bit disappointed that Joan Rivers won the last one though....

  17. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 5 years ago

    I used to be quite hooked on Survivor for a few years. So hooked, in fact, I sent in several audition tapes for the show.  Never go the call for Survivor, but got called on another one. 

    Once I participated in 'Real Nightmares' (never aired, shelved) I lost the reality bug. I guess I lost my zeal once I knew how the casting process went and got a taste of what it's really like. What I thought was fascinating about some of the reality shows is the interaction between people. Not necessarily the fighting, but the reasoning behind some decision.

    I don't know, most of them are dumb. But there are a few I enjoy watching and try to learn a little about goup interaction.

    1. Julie2 profile image61
      Julie2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      donotfear, Will you be trying out for any others soon?

  18. Julie2 profile image61
    Julie2posted 5 years ago

    American Idol auditions have been good and funny as hell too! tongue

  19. Julie2 profile image61
    Julie2posted 5 years ago

    Just two more days of American Idol Auditions.

    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion was crazy! You're delusional, no I'm not! Hahahaha.

    Jersey Shore was just nuts! Sammy always the victim and drama. Ughhh. LOL

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    angelarahposted 5 years ago

    i used to loathe reality television.  i still loathe most of it ... however, i have also found a few shows that are just so ridiculous that i can't help but watch them.  i mean, there are a few that are less ridiculous that i will watch, but sometimes the crazier the better.

    am i addicted? no.  do i find myself watching it every once in a while? yes.

    the important thing to remember when watching reality television is that it is not 'real.' most of us do not have cameras following us wherever we go (willingly ...).  a lot of reality television shows are set in the premise of 'what if you were put in this situation'.  those what if's are pretty big.  suspension of belief is key.

    if you are watching these shows to see what life is about, turn off the tv and go outside and see what your life is about.

  21. brandonhart100 profile image82
    brandonhart100posted 5 years ago

    Yes I am, unfortunately.

  22. Julie2 profile image61
    Julie2posted 5 years ago

    I just get a kick out of reality TV.

  23. Hivesguy profile image60
    Hivesguyposted 5 years ago

    No way! American idol is the closest thing to reality tv I watch, and I am not really super crazy about that show. I would rather watch movies or tv shows (fictional).

 
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