I’m About to Admit Something Here, Yo


April 22, 2009 by Marj Hatzell

I have this little secret.

As much as I’d like to say I don’t watch reality tv and I think it is the downfall of the human race (don’t get me on that soapbox, I won’t get off for a long time), I secretly watch clips on the Internets.

Specifically?  American Idol.  Every season I skip the majority of it, wait for, say, the final twelve or so and then watch the vids online.  I don’t vote. I don’t watch it live. I don’t care who wins (nb: TOTAL LIE).

I don’t care who wins but this season?  EVERYONE SUCKS (especially people like Adam who screw up Tears for Fears songs) AND KRIS SHOULD TOTALLY WIN.

Just sayin’.

My other reality obsessions are House Hunters and Extreme Makeover Home Edition, since I’m obsessed with homes I can never own.


I admit to being completely enthralled with I Love New York.  It was like a bad car wreck: I knew I shouldn’t watch but I couldn’t help but peek through my fingers. Grotesque and macabre?  Maybe.  But HOLY CRAP I had to tune into every episode. And this was after I watched every episode of Flavor of Love.

I really hope this doesn’t wreck your impersonation of me.

HOWEVER.  I would like to state (just for the record) that I have never, ever, voluntarily watched an episode of Survivor.  And I don’t watch The Apprentice. Or Rock of Love Bus.  Or any of that garbage.  Never seen the Bachelor.  Don’t watch Wife Swap or Super Nanny.

But, since we’re coming clean, I did watch Celebrity Rehab.  Just the first season, I swear.

Ok. Now’s your chance.  What’s your Reality Indulgence?  ADMIT IT!  There has to be one.  I won’t tell, I swear it.  Just between you and me (and the tens of people that might read here today).

3 thoughts on “I’m About to Admit Something Here, Yo

  1. MemeGRL says:

    When my firstborn was a baby and I was nursing 22.5 hours of the day, we were hooked on Queer Eye (remember them?) and The Apprentice (original series). I also watched the first and second seasons of Survivor but after Susan’s famous rat and snake speech about Richard and whoever the girl runner up was, it was hard for other seasons to live up to it. But currently, it’s The Biggest Loser. The babysitter got me hooked. It reminds me of a class I took in college called “Group Processes” that was all about how people function (or don’t) in groups, who has/takes/wants power, etc. Fascinating.

  2. 2forgetful says:

    I remember being philisophically opposed to reality television. And then i got hooked on a bunch of shows. Oh well.

    I don’t watch a lot of tv in general these days but I do catch SuperNanny from time to time. It makes me feel a little better about my own parenting. Except when an episode hits really. close. to. home.

  3. the life you choose says:

    I love Super Nanny. I don’t record it or know what day it is on but when I see it while flipping I always stop. And it is because it makes me feel like such an awesome fucking parent!
    My husband watch it together and smirk at our vast superiority over those poor shmoes on TV. Wonderful wonderful stuff.
    Actually if you have a day when you are feeling like a bad bad mom. I would prescribe this show.

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