america’s top model

Okay, I’m going to admit it. I’m addicted to reality television. I know it’s a fad like so many other things that networks grab on to and barf out ad nauseum because it’s making them money, but I’m not sure this one is going away. And you know what? I don’t mind. I’m addicted.

The number one show I never miss is Survivor. I’ve watched it from the first season when Richard Hatch walked nekkid on the beach to this season’s heros vs villains. I’ve cheered and cussed with the best of them. I can’t help it. It’s a dumb show that has pulled me in completely and totally.

The second show is Amazing Race. I put this in the same category as Survivor. A Sunday/Thursday night 8pm ritual. If I can’t be home to see it, I tape it and watch at the first possible moment. Of course with this show at least I’m learning a little geography. But really, I think it has more to do with the host Phil Keoghan than the travel … but don’t tell Mr. Nina. *g*

Now, left to my own devices–namely the remote–I’d watch America’s Top Model, American Idol and Trading Spouses, but Mr. Nina has other ideas. 

In the summer we watch a show where newlyweds move into a house and compete against each other to win money. (But at the moment neither of us can remember the name of it.) I can also sneak in So You Think You Can Dance if I can get Mr. Nina hooked on the dancers.

I’m unwilling to pay for extended cable, so we don’t have all the reality shows that inundate the higher channels. But I suspect I’d get wrapped up in others if I given the opportunity. I’m not sure what it is about watching other people, but I love it. 

So I’m curious … how do you feel about these reality shows? Are there particular shows you can’t wait to watch every week? Hey, I’m a proud card-carrying member of reality shows anonymous. But please don’t ask me to give them up.