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Reality shows why we waste hours of our time. a look through my eyes

Updated on May 17, 2012

The shows

Lets look at a few shows. I say a few because I don't want this article to contain enough words to set a world record ,And it would if we tried to cover all of them.

Lets talk about these

  1. Bridezillas
  2. Wife swap
  3. The Bachelorette
  4. Survivor
  5. Dance moms

I understand that these may not even be the most crazy of them however these are the ones my wife has forced me to watch with her.

I am sitting here in my favorite place beside my wife . I am writing or reading online. She is watching reality TV as she does about 2 hours a night after the day has slowed down and we have time to relax.

All of a sudden she laughs or gasps and grabs my arm saying did you see that? Being the awesome husband that I am I remove my face from the computer and watch as she rewinds the dvr to show me what just happened.

Soon my computer is pushed aside as I am mesmerized and pulled into the total waste of time called reality TV


Let's start with this little gem.

I have had the displeasure of seeing this once or twice. From a male perspective why in the h@#l would any man ever dream of getting married to one of these woman. Unless of course he wakes up one day and just says I want to be treated like crap and put through hell for the rest of my life.

What does it show young girls? You should find a man who loves you say yes to his proposal then destroy every friendship and burn every bridge you can. Be sure he sees just how impossible you are to get along with.

That is a great message for young people. If I had seen this show at oh say 16 I would be a 50-year-old virgin. Afraid of all woman

On the other hand it does oh never mind I see nothing positive about this one.

Wife swap

This show is somewhat fun to watch.

My wife and I look at one another and say how in heck do they find these people.

The family's choosing to swap are always from absolute opposite sides of reality. As they try to work around differences most of us just say "I could not live with either of them they are crazy" . We spend more time wondering about what they do not film then what we get to see.

It does always have a happy ending . You get to see you're not as crazy as you though you were. I guess it's an OK show. It makes my wife and I look at one another and say "your not so bad I am lucky to have you and not her /him".

The Bachelorette

When I was a young man my dream was to find a nice girl who would date 20 guys at the same time and then marry me.

When you offer these opportunistic people this kind of free fame what do you expect the cream of the moral crop?

You're willing to date a chick that sees 19 other guys. Red flag.

It is fun to see the way all guys seem to lose the ability to speak when with a girl. When you are older you do not mind telling the truth so much. But young guys always want to avoid just saying what needs said to a woman they care about. The drama cracks me up.

I understand it may be fun for the girl having all these guys after her at once. But does she really think a guy who would be there is a guy she wants forever?

The Part that is the most fun to watch is how blind she is to how they act when she is not there. She always thinks she understands this guy or that guy , But she has no idea.

All in all it is a kind of fun waste of 60 minutes. But another FAIL on what it teaches our young people. I would like my kids to think you find one person fall in love and live happily ever after. Not act like the people on this show.


Well this one I must admit I enjoy although the wife still has to force me before I will watch it.

This show really makes me wonder how the people in my life talk when I cannot hear them. This setting of a remote location would drive me crazy I may act as badly as the other contestants. Mostly because of the camera crew watching me starve , freeze , sweat and suffer then they get to go sleep in a warm bed. The constant back stabbing among contestants would also be hard for me to handle.

I can see some benefits though. The fame of course. The prize if you win, And best of all you will lose weight even if you do not need to.

What amazes me the most is when watching I cannot help but think even this small group shows us how fast society breaks down when everything is taken and its time to survive .

These people only have to endure for days and they lose it. Makes a person kind of wonder what if the world lost power and the things that go with it?

This show does entertain I do enjoy it.

Dance moms

I could not think of a picture for this one. This show scares the heck out of me. These woman act as if having a little money that usually was earned by a husband not them makes them better people.

Sorry if I sound unforgiving on this one .

They treat their kids like little slaves performing to give glory to mommy . They seem to have no regard for what the children want or how they feel. Only how good they make mom look.

I will stop now before I anger any one more than I have. AS you may have guessed I do not care for this show. But to each his own for those who like it enjoy.

As always thank you for reading my rantings .


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    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      recappers delight My wife has been bugging me to write about them. She forces me to watch them all the time.

      We get showtime after dark. So she will watch big brother and take notes. Then I may write spoilers about it.

    • recappers delight profile image

      recappers delight 

      6 years ago

      Hee. I figured out how to make Reality Shows a smaller waste of my time. I write about them. It's given me a very exciting and fun new hobby! That's actually part of how I ended up on HubPages!

    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      charlesxavier04 Thanks for the comments.

    • charlesxavier04 profile image


      6 years ago from London

      Survivor is definitely my favourite! I love the challenges!

    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      Your welcome

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      made me laugh.. thanks a lot.. thank you for sharing this one.

    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado


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      6 years ago from Worcester

      This post is funny. I have watched many reality shows while sitting next to my wife too, Jersey Shore, Mob Wives, The one with the couple with 19 children.........

    • Constancelowerysc profile image


      6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Will I follow you so you know I will be reading.

    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      Thanks again.I had to have a large splinter removed from my hand last night They had to surgically remove it. I install satellite tv so I cant work for 5 days until the stitches come out. I will try to watch it I may be writing a few hubs the next few days lol

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      6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      No problem, your post was so funny, I couldn't stop laughing, I watch those shows and I enjoy them, but I always think the same things. You should check out Jersey Shore, now thats trash tv. You could write a book about how terrible that show is, and I would be the first one to buy it.

    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      I am trying to create my own pictures but have a lot to learn so thank you very much

    • bmcoll3278 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      thank you

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      6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Great Hub I found it entertaining and I agree with you completely. I loved the pictures you used, hilarious!


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