I Must Confess…My Reality TV Addictions
Are you ready and raring to make your confession this week? I sure hope so because I’m ready as usual to read them!
For those who may be new to the blog, every Monday I invite people to link up a confession as part of I Must Confess. It can be an old or a new post and it can be about anything, as long as it relates to a confession of some kind.
If you happen to be stuck for ideas, don’t worry, as I also set a weekly prompt to help you out. Feel free to go with the prompt or make a confession of your own – it’s all good!
This week’s prompt asks us to confess if we are reality TV fans and, if so, what is our reality TV of choice.
I confess that I like WAY too many. I like so many that I have had to be ruthless in putting together a top 5 list for the purposes of today’s post!
My love affair with reality TV is long standing – I have loved the genre since reality TV broke into our collective consciousness in the late 90’s. I vividly remember the first series of Big Brother. I sat glued to two seasons of Popstars (anyone remember that one?) and I jumped on the Survivor bandwagon early too – I even watched the dodgy Australian version…
Over the years, as the genre has exploded, I have become more selective in the shows that I watch. I’d like to think that’s due to me becoming more sophisticated in my tastes but it’s more likely due to the fact that it is impossible to keep up with them all anymore!
Of the sub-genres within reality TV, I love renovation and lifestyle shows most of all. I can’t enough of shows like The Block, Grand Designs, Location, Location, Location and Property Ladder. My husband and I could spend every evening watching these sorts of shows – maybe it’s because we like the idea of experiencing renovation vicariously through others?
I also like challenge reality TV, shows that put ordinary people into extraordinary situations, like Survivor, The Apprentice and The Amazing Race. Gimmicky reality TV can also be a lot of fun – I must confess I look forward to Beauty and the Geek every year – it’s my annual my guilty pleasure!
I can take or leave most cooking shows (although I have to confess to a soft spot for My Kitchen Rules, much to my husband’s disgust) and I’m not really a fan of talent shows either (except for Eurovision – which, strictly speaking isn’t a talent show at all ;))
As for the rest of the reality genre, I can’t say I’ve ever set my DVR to record Highway Patrol or Bondi Vet or Being Lara Bingle – I do have some standards, you know… 🙂
For the record, my top 5 reality TV shows would look a little like this:
Such a ground breaking concept and still going strong 13 years on. Plus there’s Jeff Probst in khaki…
4. The Amazing Race
There is not much more entertaining than ignorant Americans running riot around the globe, is there?
3. Grand Designs
I love the amazing designs and the grandeur and the vision of each project – so inspiring.
2. Beauty and the Geek
This is a real guilty pleasure for me – obviously I have a soft spot for geeks (hey, I married one!) and, as you can see below, every year the makeovers are unbelievable!
1. The Block
I think The Block has to be my all-time favourite. I was glued to the TV for the first 2 seasons and have enjoyed the newer series as well. I’m currently getting sucked into The Block: Sky High – I just can’t help myself…
So, now I’m done confessing, what are you going to own up to this week? Remember, the linkup is live all week and you can confess to something old or new – take it from me, you will feel better for getting it off your chest!
– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
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Next week’s prompt – what would you do on your ideal day or night out?