The Bachelor, Biggest Loser, The Real Housewives of Orange County (or New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, etc.), Real World, and even the Jersey Shore. Yes, I said it, I watch the Jersey Shore. I'm guilty of watching loving reality TV. I just can't help myself. It's so bad I even watched Conveyor Belt of Love the other night, which unfortunately is about 42 minutes of my life I will never get back. Thank god for DVR though so at least I could fast forward through the commercials and wasted only 42 minutes instead of a full hour.
I feel like I can justify watching Biggest Loser because of my occupation as an exercise physiologist and the fact that I love to work out. It really is amazing to see the transformation the contestants go through despite how unrealistic the show really is. I mean, seriously, how many people can go from being an obese couch potato to working out 8 hours a day, restricting their diet, and losing 25 lbs in 1 week all while not having to worry about working 40 hours/week and taking care of their family? That's right, NO ONE. But it's still crazy to see how much weight they do lose.
I tell myself after every season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette that I won't watch another rose ceremony because 1.) the relationship never lasts between the couple (ok ok besides Trista & Ryan) and 2.) the show is sooo cheesy. But, what did I find myself doing the other night? Setting my DVR to record the series yet again.
As for the MTV reality shows that I should have stopped watching about 10 years ago, well, I really have no answer for you. I thought when I turned 20 I'd stop watching them. At the rate I'm going, it looks like I might have to wait a few more years for when I turn 30....
On a side note, ironically, after I posted about the trips Todd & I were hoping to take this year, we got a save the date for a wedding this June in Washington DC for one of Todd's friends so it looks like we might have to bag the trips to Vegas and/or the cottage.