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Reality shows have taken over TV like the plague, with the attitude of “Hey, that’s mildly interesting. Let’s make a show about it.” Reality shows are spawned by the minute. So, despite the enormity of the challenge, here is my pick for the Top Ten Dumbest Reality Shows.
10) My Super Sweet 16
Any show where a 16-year-old in head-to-toe designer duds cries because Daddy bought the wrong Lexus for her birthday should not be perpetuated by the American audience.
9) Sarah Palin’s Alaska
Though this show was supposedly made to showcase the beauty of Alaska and increase tourism, it feels more like a platform to prove how Palin is just a down-to-earth woman and mother who would be the perfect representative for our country.
But if watching a former presidential candidate kill a caribou is your idea of entertainment, who am I to judge.
8) Keeping Up With the Kardashians
It almost feels like beating a dead horse to add Keeping Up With the Kardashians to this list, but it didn’t feel right leaving them out. [Insert witty comment questioning what they did to become famous.]
“This is Tracy. She is 21, loves Hello Kitty, and is afraid of Grapes.” Pause. Dramatic and unflattering freeze shot of contestant who will shamelessly walk off the bus and see how long she lasts on a date with a stranger, begging the question: who signs up for this crap?
6) Bad Girls Club
Premise: crazy alcoholic women get drunk in a nice house, resulting in fights, feuds, and broken household items.
Self-described as “The only competition where the winner gets cut,” in this reality show brides-to-be compete in wedding related challenges to see who will win all the plastic surgery she desires for the big day.
4) Mob Wives
As if multiple series of Real Housewives wasn’t enough, Mob Wives helped fill the void of violent, dramatic women on television.
3) Duck Dynasty
There are many levels of bad when it comes to reality television. Duck Dynasty falls under the category of “who cares?” along with shows like Storage Wars and Amish in the City. This show tells the story of a Louisiana bayou family as they run their mom-and-pop operation selling duck calls and decoys.
2) Toddlers and Tiaras
As if little girls with hairspray, helmet hair, and clown makeup wasn't unsettling enough, one look at the crazy mothers behind these beauty pageants and it makes Kate Gosselin seem normal.
1) Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing is a show about people who save money using coupons…in an extreme fashion. Need I say more?