Friday, August 04, 2006

Reality shows...

I have always sneered over reality shows. I find them annoying and cheap entertainment. I have always refused to watch The Apprentice, Big Brother, or whatever shows my friends are addicted to. I admit I've always watched the auditions for American Idol...have you seen the people who think they can actually sing??!!

However, recently I have found myself addicted to not one, not two, but THREE reality type shows. The first is Pinks! shown on the Speed channel on Wednesdays at 9. What is that? Two people race the best three out of five. You lose the race, you lose your ride. I hate this show so much because I cannot miss an episode!

The second is Dog The Bounty Hunter. Why? I'm not sure. I find the show funny most times. Yes I know they're hunting fugitives. But Dog seems to really care and really want to help these people turn their lives around. In any case, since I've gotten addicted to it the last month, I manage to catch every episode that airs whether they're repeats or not.

The third is Driving Force. I don't know how many people know who John Force is, I certainly didn't until Jimmy explained it to me. John Force is a professional race car driver. But this show not only focuses on him and his racing, but that of his family, with all three daughters involved in racing.

Why, oh why, did I marry a car guy? LOL I guarantee you, had I not married a car guy, I wouldn't be addicted to Pinks! or Driving Force. Though I do have to admit, I'm the one that insisted Jimmy watch Driving Force with me the first time it aired. LOL

7 comments:

Stacey said...

I never watch reality t.v. shows either. Maybe when I was in high school back in the 90s I would watch a few episodes of The Real World, but since then I haven't. Until recently, that is. I've watched about four episodes of America's Got Talent. I can't believe I've found myself watching that four times now. I don't know how it happened.

Sunnie (Kaytee) said...

ACK! My computer froze while I was trying to reply!
I was going to say, I watched the very first season of The Real World. I loved it. But after that, it was too predictable. You KNEW there would be at least one gay person, one redneck, one virgin, and one african american. I quit after that. The drama didn't matter to me. LOL

Margo said...

Mike loves Dog! lol :-) He does seem like a nice genuine guy, doesn't he?

Sunnie (Kaytee) said...

He really does, Margo. I find his son a little hottie. LOL

Ami said...

I don't do reality TV either. The first reality TV to me are the cop shows. I hate those with a deep loathing that it could probably cause death if I were able to bottle those acidic feelings. I don't like drunks or other drug addicts. To me, watching them on television is like inviting them into my home. Now the scary part is, my hub likes to watch those shows. He grew UP with drunks and criminals, and hates them... yet invites them over to sit in our living room every Saturday night.

The current crop of reality television doesn't interest me in the slightest.

Brigid said...

Hey girl - I feel your pain... I usually dont watch them because frankly people acting like idiots in front of the whole world embarasses me - I just cant seem to bring myself to watch someone do stupid things - on purpose too! I dont know why but most of the time I have to change the channel... the only reality shows I watch anymore is like Miami Ink or while flipping channels I might stop on American Idol or America's got talent... but I HATE Real World - because seriously - the 'real world' is nothing like that!

Mik said...

Like you, I hate reality shows but I'm addicted to Dog and Driving Force. I met John Force at the NHRA race in St. Louis three years ago. He's as crazy in real life as he is on TV.