Cable Showdown: Toddlers & Tiaras vs. Dance Moms

by Rachel Stein September 15, 2011 2:27 pm
Cable Showdown: <i>Toddlers & Tiaras</i> vs. <i>Dance Moms</i>

Say what you will about the moral aspect of parents parading their children around in intense competitions that may or may not be age-appropriate, but in terms of the entertainment factor of the TV shows that portray these cultures, it's hard to argue that they're not at least a little bit intriguing, if not shamefully enjoyable. After all, the best parts of these series come from the pointless drama and the stressed-out adults. (Though I do like the moments when the kids are genuinely happy, too. I'm not a monster!) TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras has had a strong choke-hold on the market of madness since early 2009... but after a strong premiere season of Lifetime's Dance Moms, I think it's necessary to pit these two shows against each other in a grudging, hair-pulling battle of exploitative candid reality shows, if not only to cut down your weekly intake of stage mothers next season. Just know that when I say "Winner", I mean which show I would rather watch, given the battle.

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn October 4, 2013 2:39 pm
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

We're hoping those ladies from the Real Housewives of New Jersey really upped their energy for the upcoming reunion because their stupid back-and-forth fighting about next to nothing really didn't merit them even one spot on our list this week.

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn September 27, 2013 1:32 pm
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

It was a rough week to be a kid.

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn July 12, 2013 4:25 pm
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

Our favorite person this week had to be drunk Kris Jenner brushing her teeth with a Dora the Explorer toothbrush and TP'ing her daughter Kim's house. It totally made up for her talking about her problems peeing. Other reality stars this week were not so entertaining in their awfulness.

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn June 21, 2013 1:06 pm
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

Things we didn't need to hear this week: Gia and Joe Giudice on Real Housewives of New Jersey) chatting about how she has a hairy grill and the birds and the bees; Susan on Hell's Kitchen discussing her pubic grooming habits; and Cathy from Dance Moms talking trash about Abby Lee Miller. The Candy Apples-focused Dance Moms nearly killed us, but these other people still managed to be even worse examples of humankind:

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 6, 2013 1:43 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Talk about putting the Bomb in Bombshell.

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by TWoP Staff August 31, 2012 12:15 pm
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

Here's a thought: Maybe don't blatantly lie and humiliate people national TV.

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn August 24, 2012 3:02 pm
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

You'd think these awful people would take a summer vacation at some point, but no.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: Choose Your Own Adventure

by Rachel Stein August 9, 2012 11:31 am
<i>Here Comes Honey Boo Boo</i>: Choose Your Own Adventure

TLC's new spin-off of Toddlers & Tiaras' breakout star, Alana "Honey Boo Boo Child" Thompson, begins with the six-year-old-child farting at the camera. The promos featured the word "redneck" prominently. Most people who were familiar with the little girl had heard her utter the phrase "A dolla makes me holla!" That is to say: We were warned.

TV Hearsay: The Week's Best Out of Context Quotes

by Angel Cohn August 3, 2012 2:08 pm
TV Hearsay: The Week's Best Out of Context Quotes

It's almost better when you've got no idea what these people are talking about. Here we present the week's best out of context quotes plucked straight from reality television.

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