Besides all the weight-loss shows, the dance shows, the cake shows, the multiple-births shows and the washed-up-celebrities-date-skanks shows, there is another reality genre that surpasses them all: the depressing-as-all-hell genre. Here are the top 10 reality shows that make us cry into our Häagen-Dazs on a regular basis.
Fall is usually a time of excitement for TV junkies like us, with so many new shows, returning favorites resolving last season's cliffhangers and the promise of a fresh start for stale plotlines. However, this year we're dreading some potential developments, which has put a damper on our enthusiasm. Some of these may not happen, while some are already in the works, but all of them make us more than a little bit wary.