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Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 7th 2010, 01:00 PM


The Survivor series: I dislike this one because the contestants are supposedly trying to live with just sleeping bags yet the camera and sound crew provide excellent quality. I find it hard to believe they'd live in poor conditions with the equipment, so whining about how they have to survive the conditions seems bullshit to me.

TMZ: Not sure if it's a reality show or not, everything about it annoys me.

Deal or No Deal: The host I think is good and the evil banker but the constestants and their family/friends make it a big song and dance to choose a random case. I understand they're excited but must they always jump, bounce, screech and screw around so much? It becomes annoying.

Canadian/American Idol: As far as I'm concerned, the singers may be good but it's the judges that suck. Simon is the only one who actually says the person is crap when they are crap. The other two are more indecisive, they wait to see what each other says.

So you think you can dance? : The dancers are very good, it's the judges I dislike because all they do is jump up and down screeching like pre-teen girls. They rate everyone as good unless someone makes an obvious error.

America/Canada's Got Talent: Seems like a way for people to get their 30-seconds of fame with the judges, yet again, shouting, screeching and whatnot. Sometimes there are talented people but they're obscured by all the crap.

Intervention: The main reason I dislike it is, at least the older ones, never show the treatment the person is meant to get, they just focus on the drama. There's also pretty much no variability between episodes, it has such a cookie-cutter mold, once it says what the drug is, that's the only variability. Family and friends are always crying, which I understand but it's pretty much all they do so it becomes so boring.

Bachlor/Bachlorette: Seems like a rather pathetic show because people have to go on a TV show hoping to get a partner based mostly on looks. Recently, the Bachlorette never shuts up about how she made the wrong choice.

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Hell's Kitchen: I like it not only because the cooks often screw up and it's funny seeing Ramsay yell his lungs out, but what they're doing takes talent I respect. They also show some of the life outside the kitchen.

Wipeout: New MXC, hilarious.

Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, People's Court, Judge Alex: All amazing former judges with interesting and sometimes funny cases. Makes me always wonder about humanity.

Holmes on Homes and Holmes Inspection: Mike Holmes is just an amazing individual. I don't understand much building stuff but I understand more and he makes it interesting somehow.

Cash Cab, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: Both hilarious shows often illustrating the stupidity of people in modern society.

Cops, Beach Patrol, Parking Wars: Interesting and funny, shows how low some humans can go as well as the stupidity and stuborness of them.

Canada's Worst Handyman/Driver: Pretty hilarious how they often fail at such simple, everyday things.
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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 7th 2010, 09:49 PM

Just to point out, a lot of the things you listed, are games shows, not reality shows.

I dislike Little People, Big World. They just seem too whiny to me. Yes you are short, but you don't need to complain every other minute. I also don't like DC Cupcakes, because it seems too faked.
I do enjoy Kate Plus Eight and 19 Kids and Counting. I guess I just watching big families.
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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 7th 2010, 10:51 PM

Deal or No Deal; I like guessing where the $500,000 is.
Are you Smarter than a 5th grader
Minute to Win It: I actually like playing the games.
Iron Chef: I love cooking shows
Hell’s Kitchen: ^^
48 Hour Mystery
Judge Judy: “Uhm is NOT an answer!”
Law and Order: SVU
Dateline: I like mysteries

John and Kate +8: Dumb show
Extreme makeover: I don’t like Ty yelling like a crazy person.
19 and Counting: I used to like it but they are crazy and weird.
The Hills
Judge Alex
Anything Top Model
Project Run way

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 7th 2010, 11:02 PM

I'll include game shows as well.
Amazing Race
1 Vs. 100(although it can be annoyingly slow sometimes)
Deal Or No Deal
Dog Eat Dog
sometimes Fugitive Strike Force because it's hilarious(actual quote: "They locked the door. The situation has just gone from bad to worse". They're bounty hunters! Shouldn't they expect people to lock the door on them sometimes?)
I miss that show Street Smarts!

19 Kids and Counting: why are we rewarding people for being selfish and annoying?
Little People Big World: They're kind of whiney and make a big deal out of everything
Probably a lot of others but I haven't really watched them.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 7th 2010, 11:09 PM

I don't like many, but my favourites are The Apprentice (UK), Dragons' Den and Hell's Kitchen.

I dislike the rest of them, Big Brother, ____ Has Talent, and American Idol in particular.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 8th 2010, 03:20 AM

Of ones I have actually watched

Dancing with the Stars - Such a gimmicky show that doesn't really focus on talent, more on personality.

Jon and Kate Plus 8: I felt bad for Jon being bitched at the whole time.

I could probably have a whole list just for MTV :P
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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 8th 2010, 01:35 PM

well agree with you.
but i love to watch mostly all reality shows because of reality and theres also have a great fun and enjoyment.
and second one is which gives some of knowledge and provide current topics.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 8th 2010, 03:13 PM

i swear loads of programmes people are listing are game shows, not reality shows. do game shows count then?



The Hills - yes i know it's doubtful how much is scripted and all that but i love this show and always watch old episodes if they're on MTV.

The city - same as the hills basically.

The Apprentice (UK version) - Sir Alan is so funny, most of the contestants are so rubbish & it's hilarious.

Britains got talent - much prefer this to the X factor (although i do watch the X factor) because it's a shorter series and doesn't get boring. wish they'd show more of the good people and less bloody animal acts, and magic acts, urgh.

Big Brother - Addictive once you start watching it. disappointing that this is the last series.

The Amazing Race - i SO want to go on that show.

Strictly Come Dancing - it used to be better in the first few series than it is now but i still watch and like it.


My super sweet 16 - annoying, spoiled brats. just hate it. a girl from my school was on the UK version and she just about sums up everything i hate about this programme.

The Swan - the one where they take usually ok looking women and turn them into freaky looking plastic 'perfection'. most of them would look better with their hair done and nice make-up than they do after the unnecessary plastic surgery.

Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend (or whatever the fuck it was called) - i HATE this show. i can't watch it without cringing and changing the channel. it's just.. awful.

Anything that has Kerry Katona in it - Because it has Kerry Katona in it.

Celebrity Love Island - a bunch of Z-list celebrities trying to revive their failing careers all stuck on one island having fake romances for the cameras. just no..

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 8th 2010, 10:52 PM

Jeremy kyle is the only one I watch

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 11th 2010, 04:11 PM

-19 Kids and Counting: Very annoying.
-Billy the Exterminator: Over dramatize everything in the show.
-La ink: Used to like it when it was more about the tattoos that they did. Now the show's all about drama
-The Surreal life/any other show that has D list celebrities there to try and get themselves popular
-The Real Houswives...: Don't see how anyone can actually be interested in these

-Cake Boss: the cakes they make are amazing!
-So you think you can dance: I like the dancing although the judges don't seem to be giving any good feedback lately
-C.S.I: I like crime/mystery shows
-A lot of others that I can't think of on the top of my head.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 11th 2010, 04:52 PM

I actually don't like many reality TV shows. I can tolerate Britain's Got Talent and X Factor. I used to love Britain's Got Talent until my friend was in the live audience and told me what it's really like ¬____¬ He said loads of people were whispering in Simon Cowell's ear telling him what to say/do.

I hate

Big Brother: It was originally a good idea but now it's full of fame-seeking idiots who will be famous for five minutes after Big Brother for being topless in Nuts magazine.

Paris Hilton's British Best Friend: I watched it and just got angry :| It reminds me how shallow and ridiculous the world is becoming.

What Katie did Next: I don't care what Katie did next O____O

As for game shows I like most of them except Deal or no Deal :| You'd have the exact same chance of winning if you picked boxes 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc. in order :|

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 11th 2010, 05:50 PM

I like the ones that involve them traveling, getting to know different cultures etc. Seeing who can cope with the physical and emotional challenges.

Big brother bores me. Its just people sitting in an awesome house. And they chose the most ridiculous people in the whole of England. It just makes you ashamed of humans to be quite honest.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 11th 2010, 06:15 PM

Dislike: So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Kate Plus Eight, Nineteen Kids and Counting, Little People Big World, Jerry Springer, Cake Boss, Hell's Kitchen, Project Runway, American Idol, America's Got Talent, My Super Sweet Sixteen, etc.

Like: I honestly can't think of any. I do like Intervention, though.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 12th 2010, 01:31 AM

i hate stupid shows like: Jersey Shore, The real world, The hills.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 12th 2010, 03:44 AM

America's Got Talent
American Idol
The Amazing Race
Wife Swap
Britain's Got Talent
If You Really Knew Me
Cash Cab

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The Hills
Jersey Shore
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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 16th 2010, 07:58 AM

Keep in mind of the Likes, some I just catch every now and then

Beauty and The Geek- Lol, it's crap but funny
True Beauty- Shallow idiots like above, but hilarious. Dumb judges also.
Worlds Strictest Parents- Haha, I love watching those little brats get whats coming to them.
Next- LOL so fake and stupid but funny.
Made- same as above
Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader
Cash Cab
Taken Out- Lol another crap but funny one
Undercover Boss- Interesting.

The Hills, Laguana Beach, Jersey Shore, The Real World etc...
All the dance shows
Anything involving the Kardashians

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 18th 2010, 02:17 AM

American Idol - it's verry annoying to watch now. The 1st season was sooo awesome, but's all gone down hill.

My Super Sweet 16 - not realistic at all and very annoying.

The Hills, Laguna Beach, That Jersey Shore thing - is definetly stupid.

Made on Mtv - I've always watched it.

People's Court & Cops - it's a classic!

Beauty and the Geek - I wish it'd come back on.

Operation Repo - it's hilarious.

LA ink/Miami Ink - great shows.

Intervention - I've like it since it started, it's changed but is still good.

John & Kate + Eight - but not Kate + Eight.

Apprentice - I also like the celebrity one.

Cash Cab - If I ever go to New York I will definetly be looking for it.

Big Brother - yes, I know but it's fun to watch.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 19th 2010, 09:43 PM

I love American Idol, Teen Mom, If you really knew me

I HATE the bachelor, and the bachelorette.

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Re: Reality shows you dislike, like and why? - August 22nd 2010, 05:09 PM

Worlds Strictest Parents
Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader
Cash Cab
The Biggest Loser

the bachelor, and the bachelorette
American Idol - This show has gone down hill and will suck without Simon.
My Super Sweet 16
The Hills, Laguna Beach, That Jersey Shore thing - Anything on MTV
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