The new season of Big Brother starts on Thursday, at which point we fully expect some of those housebound idiots to be vying for this coveted title on a regular basis. Until then, we're stuck sifting through housewives, home cooks and social media "experts" to see who really deserves to be called the most heinous reality personality of the week.
It's summertime, so we've happily lowered our standards in regard to what we'll watch on television. But there is low and then there are shows that we're more than a little bit ashamed to admit that we not only watch... but actually enjoy. On occasion we discover shows like Pretty Little Liars, which we think we're going to have to DVR in secret but that then turn out to be genuinely well done. Or shows like True Blood, which is basically sexy vampire porn, but are OK because all our friends watch, too. But the rest of them... well, they wind up on our don't ask, don't tell list. But if you watched them as well, we'd feel a whole lot better about it. Here's our top (or bottom) ten:
, the ocd project
, Bethenny Getting Married?
, losing it with jillian
, drop dead diva
, jersey couture
, americas got talent
, the fabulous beekman boys
, summer guilty pleasures
For years we've been conditioned to lower our TV expectations during the warmer months, seeking out shows that we would never allow to clutter our overstuffed DVRs at any other time of year. But even though it's only early June, there's already an unusually high amount of truly addictive television - shows that we should be ashamed to watch, but aren't. Here's our top ten favorite guilty viewing pleasures of the summer so far.
guiltiest summer pleasures wipeout
, southern belles
, daisy of love
, charm school
, jesse james is a dead man
, the bachelorette
, Im a celebrity
, real housewives of NJ
, real world road rules challenge
After the latest season of The Bachelorette
ended with finalist Jason Mesnick getting majorly snubbed by the titular DeAnna Pappas, there was such an outpouring of sentiment from
sympathetic single gals that the producers at ABC saw fit to create a special site to handle the overflow. Now, in a move modeled after the cinematic masterpiece that is Sleepless In Seattle
, romantic hopefuls and well-wishers can get in touch with the scorned bachelor directly via fanofjason.com
Beginning this Sunday at 9 PM, the Discovery Channel will be rolling out the most famous, popular and acclaimed thing in the history of storytelling -- Shark Week
! While squealing about this in the office this morning, Angel brilliantly posed the question: "What if sharks attacked our favorite shows?"
Well. Holy hell, what if they did?! I feel this query must be answered. Oh, and please don't tell PETA about this post. None of the following is even remotely possible anyway, so let's just keep it between us.
The producers responsible for The Baby Borrowers
will be airing a reunion special on August 6th in order to defend their show and prove that it's "more than just entertainment." Apparently, in light of all the recent (lousy) press, executives feel they need to prove that the show is really teaching teenage couples -- and, by proxy, America
-- an important life lesson about parenting. With this in mind, I came up with my own list of the ten invaluable life lessons TV has afforded me. I don't mean to brag, but think I've got the world pretty
well figured out. And I didn't even have to leave my couch!
, Sex and the City
, Dancing With The Stars
, Everybody Loves Raymond
, King of Queens
, The Hills
, america's got talent
, Gimore Girls
, Grey's Anatomy
, The Baby Borrowers