I'll admit that back in the day (you know, 2001), I was one of the millions of people who was grossly fascinated by Fear Factor. Watching people confront bugs, spiders, heights etc. was something relatively new and different for the still fresh genre of reality TV and it really struck a nerve. But by the time the series ended in 2006, I was beyond tired of watching people eat scorpions, nosh on cow testicles, get hoisted by helicopters and be placed in the general vicinity of not-really-near explosions. So now that NBC has brought the show back, I had hoped that they'd found a way to push the envelope and take the premise to the next level.
We've got a hunch some of these people will be on Santa's naughty list next week.
With the recent addition of Wipeout to the world of stupid shows where people make themselves look like idiots in order to earn some cash money, we've decided to take a look back at some of the really ridiculous shows that involve rewarding those with little or no talent with cash. While Wipeout just barely missed making the cut, there are some others that are horrifyingly bad and are contributing to the downfall of quality television just as much as an average episode of The Bachelorette. That's not to say that some of these aren't entertaining to watch, but that doesn't really make them intelligent TV.
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