Who moves to a foreign country and doesn’t do any research? I’m always amazed by the folks who travel to Paris to buy a new home and do not realize the bathrooms are going to be tiny, and you have to pay an excessive amount of money to afford anything within the city limits. And everyone wants to live within the city limits.
Do these people not have the Internet? Do they not own computers? Are they unable to order travel books on Amazon? I would think that if I were going to leave the country to relocate, I would do my research first. Maybe that’s what makes some people want to watch the show. It just makes me think the individuals on the show are dumb.
And then there are the mean people; the ones who hate everything. I am pretty sure they hate their realtor, too. I’m always uncomfortable watching them tear into the poor realtor, berating the guy because he had the audacity to show them a house that had carpet in the half bath. For Christ’s sake, people, just rip it out!
I hate it when the couples don’t get along. One of them wants a modern, clean, airy (they use that word A LOT), loft apartment in the city, and the other wants a good old Victorian far away from civilization. That’s just a recipe for disaster, right there. Maybe this makes for better TV, but it just makes it clear to me that they are heading straight for divorce court. I’m silently saying, “Do not buy a home together. You will never make it as a couple! Run away now!”
Maybe it’s just Reality TV in general that makes me uncomfortable. I can’t stand the Bachelor shows. I really can’t believe that a whole group of women would put themselves on a television show and compete for some dude who, in the end, never turns out to be as wonderful as he was portrayed at the beginning of the show. The women fight, they talk badly about each other, they seem to find every opportunity to walk around half naked, and I hate it.
What about the Real Housewives shows? Those women are so mean to each other. They claim to be friends, but every chance they get; they’re fighting with each other, whining about each other, and complaining about each other. I hate those shows, too. I just can’t fight with my friends. It’s not normal. If you are friends with someone, be friends. There should not be fighting. If you do not like someone, do not socialize with that person. How is this not understood by all?
I keep thinking about how bored people would be if my friends and I were characters on a Real Housewives show. People would get to see us drive our kids to school and to various sporting events and practices. They’d watch me make dinners that my kids won’t eat and then clean it up afterwards. The exciting times would be watching my co-PTA volunteers pop and bag popcorn on Popcorn Day and plan class parties. I guess that’s why I don’t have a reality television show of my own. I’m too boring.
I have to admit that I am a bit intrigued by the show with the naked people who are afraid and out in the wilderness forced to survive. There is not enough money in the world for me to strip naked in front of a stranger and live out in some varmint infested cesspool of misery for even one day. I truly don’t see how those people do it. I’m not sure if they’re brave or stupid.
Of course those reality television shows are very popular, so I think there must be something there I don’t see. Many people would think I’m nuts because I love horror movies, and most of them contain the worst script writing that has ever existed.
I guess we all have our guilty pleasures, and if I’m going to lie in bed at night watching some awful thriller, maybe I should give Reality TV one more chance.
Or maybe I’ll just go read a good book. I think that’s the better choice.