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What’s the worst reality show?

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  1. Fazue,

    Sean Hannity.

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  2. albabyal,

    I saw a few moments of Bachelorette the other night and it made me want to wretch.

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  3. JustMe,

    Saw a clip of “bridezillas”. Show encourages and even rewards people behaving like assholes. Everyone associated with that show should be ashamed of themselves.

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  4. damnedyankee,

    Toddlers and Tiaras. Soul-crushingly horrible.

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  5. pvc,

    Reality

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  6. Jersey Shore.

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  7. Mike K,

    Since I don’t watch any of them, I can’t say with any certainty, but what I’ve (accidentally) seen of them, it’s a toss-up between Hell’s Kitchen, Jersey Shore, and Temptation Island.

    I guess the key to any Reality Show’s success is having someone screaming at someone else and belittling him/her. Especially is the person doing the belittling has a foreign accent.

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  8. Tyler,

    I just watch The Soup (on E!) to get my fill of awful reality TV, complete with cynical commentary. I’m amazed at how many truly awful reality shows there are, particularly on more obscure networks. It’s tough to choose a ‘worst’ one though.

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  9. Cornjob,

    All of them. I thought that the networks would grow tired of them by now, but I was ever wrong. They keep popping up.

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  10. LL,

    I think the only one I have been subjected to was half an episode of Survivor. It was horrible, but from the sounds of it it is far from the worst out there.

    I have to wonder how much lower the American culture can get.

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  11. Whatever,

    Is there a good one?

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  12. janey,

    the ones with rich people acting like rich people

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  13. This British one called Dirty Cows, wherein posh city girls do dirty work on a farm in order to impress this super arrogant, semi-attractive farmer. It might just be bad and not the worst were it not for the name.

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  14. Dail,

    Pick one.

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  15. Mike K,

    The responses would be much shorter if you had asked which show is the best. Probably fewer responses too!

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  16. Fred,

    C-SPAN.

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  17. ange,

    that one about spoiled bitchy 16 year olds throwing a birthday party.

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    • CRABS,

      My Super Sweet Sixteen? That’s what I was going to post,, if it’s the one you mean. Which it presumably is.

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  18. Mara,

    Either Toddlers in Tiaras or 16 and Pregnant.
    Both hosted by MTV, I believe- shocker!

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    • DR,

      Toddlers and Tiaras is TLC, which used to be “The Learning Channel”, if you can believe it…

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  19. Kiwi Jono,

    I just don’t get reality TV. Obviously someone watches it or it would not be on. Definitely for people with way too much time on their hands!

    From the little bit of Temptation Island I saw once, – it must be right up there!

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  20. Barbwire,

    I’ve never seen one, probably because I think they are all lousy and a huge waste of time.

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  21. hooda,

    Operation Repo

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  22. mrclam,

    Man, oh man! I haven’t had TV since they switched to digital, and some of these titles sound like jokes to me. There really is a show called “Toddlers in Tiaras”?!? I was actually flirting with the idea of cable, but I think I’m better off without it!

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  23. Rampage_Rick,

    Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

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  24. Tanya,

    Jon & Kate Plus 8, 19 and Counting, Bachelor/ette, Bad Girls Club…Flavour of Love…ugh so many…

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  25. tess,

    After seeing one woman attack another with a stiletto over a bed, then another literally crap on the floor, I would say Flavor of Love is pretty high up there.

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  26. Okram,

    I can’t believe no one has mentioned Real Housewives of Miami, Atlanta, NJ, etc. It’s on Bravo all the time and is just dreadful. My wife watches it and I just want to stab my eyes out.

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  27. Fink,

    The Triplewart seadevil, by a mile.

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  28. J.,

    The shows that glorify human litters are the worst.

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  29. Stephen,

    I believe all of them are equaly harrowing. Though I did watch a lot of Deadliest Catch, is that a reality show? I don’t like the Loggers, Truckers or Treaure Hunter programs. I think most of the other reality shows should be banned due to their hideous nature, with the faux aspirational quality they try to portray.. 16 and pregnant, sweet 16, next top model, make over shows ect. The hosts and some of the “contestants” of these shows display such disgusting sides of humanity, and encourage that behaviour. If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t kill Hitler, I’d kill whoever spawned the idea of a reality TV show

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  30. deon,

    Wow, nobody mentioned the Kardashians…

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