“When it comes to reality TV shows, I …” – FTSF #5

This post is written in response to the “Finish The Sentence Friday Blog Hop (FTSF #5) hosted by Janine @ Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic and Kate @ Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine with My Morning Quiet Time.  I plan to “finish the sentence” each week for my Saturday post.

Finish the Sentence Friday

This week’s prompt: “When it comes to reality TV shows, I …”

 … honestly can’t stand them.  I don’t watch a lot of TV in the first place, but reality TV shows are last on my list.  Here’s a couple of reasons why …

1.  It bugs me that they are called “reality” TV shows because nothing is less real than being put in front of a camera.  Rarely are people authentic when they know it will be broadcasted to the world.  Most of the shows are pre-scripted and not to mention the viewers only get to see what the producers and editors want us to see.

2. (and more importantly)  I witness enough reality in REAL LIFE.  Being a therapist I get to witness the real life of real people.  The stories are heartbreaking, scary, amazing, wonderful, emotional, dramatic, funny, lovely, worrisome, and beautiful.  Because of that I don’t need to watch a fake version on TV.

Because of that I can’t handle watching more of it for entertainment purposes.

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Kristi - Finding Ninee

    I agree and don’t watch any reality TV either. It’s fake and weird and often times, disgusting (there’s not enough money in the world to make me eat some of the stuff these people eat). Glad I found you via the FTSF hop. I also just added you to Google + Circles.

  2. Kate Hall

    I don’t think I ever realize that some of these shows are scripted. I don’t watch many of them, so I don’t really know. But I guess thinking about the few I’ve watched, they definitely put them into unusual situations on purpose. Thanks for linking up again!

  3. Janine Huldie

    Can totally see your point and I think if I were a therapist these would be the last types of shows I’d want to watch, too. Thanks again as always for linking up with us!! 🙂

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