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A Pet Peeve of mine/ Reality Shows

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by weesie, May 19, 2012.

    May 19, 2012
  1. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    While I do not think all of these should be classified as reality: Some are competition shows. Some are in syndication.(Repeats)


    The following are all classified as reality shows based on the discriptions I found on Xfinity/Comcast programming guide.

    Allmost all of these programs were running the week+ of 05/09/2012 thru 05/18/2012. The letters following each program represent the station/network they are currently being aired.

    Also, I might add, in doing this, I realize this may qualify me for show #83.........LOL!

    1. Alaska: The Final Frontier..... Disc

    2. American Idol.......... Fox

    3. America Guns........... Disc

    4. American Pickers........... Hist

    5. American Restoration....... Hist

    6. American Diggers........ Spike

    7. Americas' Best Dance Crew.......... MTV

    8. Americas' Next Top Model........ Oxgn

    9. Ax Men............ Hist

    10. A Baby Story........... TLC

    11. Americas' Most Wanted........ Lifetime

    12. American Chopper: Sr. vs Jr............. Disc

    13. Americas' Got Talent ............NBC

    14. Around The World in 80 Plates ........Bravo

    15. Auction Hunter............. Spike

    16. Bad Girls Club........... Oxgn

    17. Baggage Battles........... Travel

    18. Best Ink ................OXGN

    19. Best Ink: Miami ............OXGN

    20. Big Rich Texas ..............Style

    21. Big Brother ..............CBS

    22. Bridzillas ............WE

    23. Bait Car .........Tru Tv

    24. Batchelor.............. ABC

    25. Batchelorette............. ABC

    26. Beverly's Full House............. OWN

    27. Bayou Billionaires .............CMT

    28. Basketball Wives ............Vh1

    29. Beyond Scared Straight............ A&E

    30. Bethanny Ever After............ Bravo

    31. Coast Guard Alaska................ TWC

    32. Couples Therapy.............. VH1

    33. Campus PD.............. G4

    34. Cheaters.................. G4

    35. Cops............... G4

    36. Celebrity Apprentice............. NBC

    37. Cake Boss................ TLC

    38. Call Of The Wildman................. Animal Pl

    39. Dog/ Bounty Hunter ..............A&E

    40. Duck Dynasty............ A&E

    41. Don't Be Tardy For The Wedding .........Bravo

    42. Deadliest Catch................. DISC

    43. DC Cupcakes: Mommy's Birthday .............TLC

    44. Dream Machines............... Syfy

    45. Dance Moms ................Lifetime

    46. Dance Moms: Miami ..........Lifetime

    47. *Dogs In The City ..............CBS

    48. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders .........CMT

    49. *Duets ...............ABC

    50. Excused ..............CBS

    51. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ........TVLand

    52. Edens' World............. LOGO

    53. Fact or Faked: Paranormal .........Syfy

    54. Flip This House............... BIO

    55. Fashion Star ...............NBC

    56. Flipped Off ................A&E

    57. Four Weddings.............. TLC

    58. Giuliana & Bill ...........Style

    59. Girls Next Door.......... E!

    60. Great American Manhunt.......... NGEO

    61. Gator Boys............. Animal Pl

    62. Hotel Impossible ...............Travel

    63. Hardcore Pawn .............Tru tv

    64. Interior Therapy w/ Jeff Lewis........... Bravo

    65. Ice Loves Coco................ E!

    66. Iron Men .................TWC

    67. Ice Pilots............... Hist

    68. Ice Road Truckers ................Hist

    69. Jerseylicious .................Style

    70. Jersey Shore............. MTV

    71. Jail ........................Spike

    72. Jennie Garth................... CMT

    73. Khloe & Lamar ...............E!

    74. Keeping Up W/ The Kardashians ............E!

    75. Kitchen Nightmares .............Fox

    76. Kimora: Life in The Fab Lane.......... Style

    77. Love Addiction ..............TV ONE

    78. La La's Full Court............... VH1

    79. Little People, Big World ...........TLC

    80. Last Chance Driving School .......A&E

    81. Little Couple ...........TLC

    82. My Big Fat American Gypsy .......TLC

    83. My Crazy Obsession ...........TLC

    84. Meet Mrs. Eastwood & Company ..........E!

    85. Mary Mary ................WE

    86. MythBusters .......................Disc

    87. My Super Sweet 16 .............Style

    88. Melissa & Tye ..............CMT

    89. Most Daring ................Tru tv

    90. Most Shocking............ Tru tv

    91. Mob Wives.................. VH1

    92. My Momma Throws Down ..........TV ONE

    93. Miami Ink ................TLC

    94. Miami Ink: Best Tatts .............TLC

    95. Mel B: It's A Scary World ..........Style

    96. Oddities .....................SCI

    97. Pawn Stars ..............Hist

    98. Pregnant In Heels ..........Bravo

    99. Pauly D Project ............MTV

    100. Parental Control .............MTV

    101. Parking Wars ...............A&E

    102. Project Runway ..............Style

    103. Q'Viva The Chosen ................Fox

    104. Real Housewives of Atlanta ...........Bravo

    105. Real Housewives of New Orleans .........Bravo

    106. Real Housewives of OC ................Bravo

    107. Rob Drydeks' Fantasy Factory ..........MTV

    108. RuPauls' Drag Race ..................LOGO

    109. Repo Games .....................Spike

    110. Survivor ..............CBS

    111. Storage Wars............ A&E

    112. Sister Wives ..............TLC

    113. South Beach Tow................. Tru tv

    114. Sold!.................... Hist

    115. *Southie Rules .............A&E

    116. *Southie Pride .............TLC

    117. Swamp People ................Hist

    118. Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta ........TLC

    119. Say Yes To The Dress: Bridemaids......... TLC

    120. Snakeman Of Appalacia .............Animal Pl

    121. Shark Tank ..............ABC

    122. Super Nanny ............Style

    123. Sand Masters ..............Travel

    124. Southern Nights ...............CMT

    125. (duplicate)

    126. Storage Wars Texas ...............A&E

    127. Sons Of Guns .............Disc

    128. Street Patrol .................Tru tv

    129. Tanked................. Animal Pl

    130. Toddlers & Tiaras ..............TLC

    131. Trading Spouses .........CMT

    132. Tanisha Gets Married .......OXGN

    133. Texas Women................. CMT

    134. *The Choice................. FOX

    135. The Voice ....................NBC

    136. Tia & Tamera ....................Style

    137. The Wieners Circle ...............Tru tv

    138. The Devils' Ride ........................Disc

    139. **The Face ??

    140. Tough Love: New Orleans ..............VH`1

    141. The Wedding Party ..............Bravo

    142. Teen Mom 2 ...................CMT

    143. Ultimate Fighter Live.......... FX

    144. Undercover Stings ............Spike

    145. Undercover Boss ..................CBS

    146. Undercover Boss: Abroad ..............TLC

    147. United Stats Of America .................CBS affiliate WCIX

    148. Wife Swap .............Lifetime

    149. Wrecked ...................Speed

    150. Who Wants To Date a Comedian ...............CBS affiliate WCIX

    151. Who Do You Think You Are? ...............NBC

    152. Welcome To Sweetiepies .............OWN

    153. Wicked Tuna........... NGEO

    154. Worlds Wildest Police Videos ..........SPIKE

    155. Worlds Toughest Fixes .............NGEO

    156. 16 & Pregnant .....................MTV

    157. 19 Kids & Counting ..............TLC

    158. 7 Days Of Sex ...................Lifetime


    * = New next season

    **Plus a new one coming out staring Whitney Houstons daughter

    **Plus 5 new reality shows next year for the Sundance Network

    I REALLY HATE reality shows!
     
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  2. May 19, 2012
  3. dandan

    dandan Seven day suspension for being a PITA webby PABinit

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    Thank my god .... I dont live in the US!!!!

    No wonder many of you (not the op) are brain dead!!!!
     
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  5. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    I know! Gross, right? And this is not even all of them............. just from the posted week to 10 days.

    I have a severe hatred for them!
     
  6. May 19, 2012
  7. dandan

    dandan Seven day suspension for being a PITA webby PABinit

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    I flick through the few channels we have here in Australia... and if lucky... I can find some good Aus/UK content.

    Tis why I rarely watch TV!!
     
  8. May 19, 2012
  9. dandan

    dandan Seven day suspension for being a PITA webby PABinit

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    And am sure most will get here eventually!!!

    But gotta ask... my big fat bayou something something???

    Who dreams up this crap???
     
  10. May 19, 2012
  11. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    I'm not so sure Mythbusters should be in the list? It's more of a science show -- though they do go for big explosions and crushing cars and whatnot when they can. LOL
     
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  13. dandan

    dandan Seven day suspension for being a PITA webby PABinit

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    No no no... mythbusters is educational. Love those guys!!!

    Not sure I've learned anything from Hard Porn... some show bout buying and selling... or some guys wrestling 'gators'...

    and thats just what i've learned from ads whilst flicking thru channels!!!
     
  14. May 19, 2012
  15. dandan

    dandan Seven day suspension for being a PITA webby PABinit

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    We aussies are becoming so americanised!!! :((((
     
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  17. smcinoz

    smcinoz Experienced Member

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    Out of all of those i think the few that i like would be American Pickers & Deadliest Catch , 95% of that is pure rubbish in my opinion.
     
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  19. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    Yes, I believe some are very educational. Like "Americas' Most Wanted" is very informational about crooks here in the USA.

    This is just the information I found and classifications according to my cable company.

    I am sure there are plenty more too, unfortunately............ each season, a new batch of crap!
     
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  20. May 19, 2012
  21. harrys99

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    Wow weesie-I knew it was pretty bad but didn't realize the extent of it til you put it in post #1.:eek:
     
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  23. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    Yeppers!

    I know harrys99............ and the sad part is, this is not all of them!

    You would think the "real" actors and actresses would boycott or at least try to fight this kind of programming. It is taking away from their careers in my opinion.
     
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  24. May 19, 2012
  25. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    lol, I blame MTV - they started this whole 'reality show' crapola - Real Life I think it was.

    Reality shows are great for TV producers, there are millions of people who want their 15 minutes (or more) of fame and they don't have to pay them the way they have to pay real actors. It's interesting how far it's gone though - obviously there are people watching. Ray watches American Pickers and Pawn Stars and sometimes Storage Wars - not for the people but for the 'stuff' - and I watch Canada's Worst Handyman and Canada's Worst Driver, so I'm not immune to it either. I don't like the ones that are just about people or relationships or whatever, but if they're doing something interesting I might watch a bit. I even watch Hoarders every once in awhile when I feel like my house isn't clean enough. :oops:
     
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  26. May 19, 2012
  27. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    Oh yeah, I forgot about hoarders! But, like I said these were the ones on then. I will have to follow up with the new season!!

    David and I use to love to watch "storage wars", UNTIL...... I read in an article from an "inside" person that the "valuable things" were actually "planted". We were so disappointed. Haven't watched it since.
     
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  28. May 20, 2012
  29. harrys99

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    Really-that is so sad It's amazing how much they trick us unsuspecting masses:(
     
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  30. May 20, 2012
  31. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Well I've always said "It's not reality if they know they're on tv." A real reality show would have hidden cameras and the people wouldn't know they were on tv until it was all over. :thumbsup:

    Speaking of hidden cameras, I watched a Marketplace awhile back - they called a bunch of plumbers in to fix a dishwasher that wasn't really broken and they left the guys alone in the kitchen to see if they'd fix the problem or create a bigger problem. They also had a misaligned sensor on the garage door so called some garage door repairmen. Of course they had hidden cameras on them, and maybe half of the repairmen tried to sell the 'homeowner' something they didn't even need. The really messed up thing is that two of the guys fixing the garage went into a corner of the garage to take a pee, and one of the dishwasher guys looked around really sneakily and reached up and grabbed a coffee cup off the counter and had a pee too! :eek2:

    So....let that be a lesson to you - only hire women to fix your dishwasher, it's not that easy for them to pee in your coffee cups. :p
     
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  32. May 25, 2012
  33. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    I'm Back!!!

    Continuation: May 19 - 24

    These shows are in addition to the previous ones listed.

    154. Alaska State Troopers...................NGEO

    155. American Ninja Warrior....................G4

    156. Animal Cops: Philly.........................Animal Pl.

    157. Bad Sex.......................................LOGO

    158. Braxton Family Values...................WE

    159. Cajun Pawn Stars............................Hist.

    160. MTV Cribs......................................MTV

    161. Fish Tank Kings..............................WILD

    162. From The Edge w/ Peter Lik...............TWC

    163. Hollywood Girls Night........................Tv Guide

    164. Hollywood Treasures.........................SyFy

    165. Kendra.............................................E!

    166. Kourtney & Khloe Take Mami..............E!

    167. LA Ink.............................................TLC

    168. Murder By The Book.........................HLN

    169. On The Fly......................................TLC

    170. The Pitch.......................................AMC

    171. Prank My Mom...............................Lifetime

    172. Real Housewives of New Jersey........BRAVO

    173. Real Houswives of New York.............BRAVO

    174. Room Raiders...................................MTV

    175. Saw Dogs........................................DISC

    176. Shahs of Sunset...............................BAVO

    177. So You Think You Can Dance............FOX

    178. Swamp Brothers..............................Animal Pl.

    179. Tabatha's Salon Takeover.................BRAVO

    180. Tatoo School....................................TLC

    We also get to look forward to a new one starring Bristol Palin!! Oh Boy!

    Personally, I am thinking of creating my own reality show.............. I'll call it "Weesies' Watches Wet Paint Dry"...Should be as exciting!
     
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  34. May 25, 2012
  35. basdgds

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    Not to quote mine or anything but...
    If you hate reality, why do you know so much about them?
    I skimmed through the list.
    I hate them too, but they are here to stay so I have to look at one of them just to keep up with pop culture and water cooler type conversation.
    I feel so lost when people talk about American Idol.
     
  36. May 25, 2012
  37. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

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    I'll admit to an extent we're Reality TV junkies in our home ie the shows we watch are considered reality TV. We wait til a season is over and download at watch at our leisure.Some I admire for the talent, some for what I learn about a particular field, some for pure brain candy:
    We watch:

    ANTM
    Project Runway
    Top Chef
    Kell on Earth
    So You Think You Can Dance
     
  38. May 25, 2012
  39. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    I try to make people/viewers see just how many there are. And the fact that they are taking over! And in the evening, when I am looking for something interesting to watch, this is a lot of what I find! Garbage!

    Don't get me wrong, there are some good shows on the list.(Classified as reality by exfinity/comcast programming guide) "Murder by the Book", "Americas' Most Wanted", those are very informational. But, most of these are just crap!
     

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