Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Reality TV Is a No-Brainer

I wouldn't say I prefer books over people. Ok, maybe some people.

I do prefer books over TV. In particular, reality TV.

I can hear the gasps from a few readers. "But how?" they might sputter, "How can you not love __(insert show of your choice here)__?!"

Well, to be fair, I don't hate any particular show. I just can't bring myself to care about any of them.

No, I’m not dismissing reality TV out of hand. I have watched enough to know I don’t like it. What did I see? A few episodes of "Project Runway," as well as the first season finale of "American Idol," and scattered episodes of a half-dozen others.

None of them were bad. In fact, the skill displayed on Project Runway was pretty awesome. But the thing is ... I like a plot. I like to be invested in what I’m watching, and none of these so-called "reality" shows can deliver.

The name is part of the problem! “Reality TV” is anything but reality. It’s so full of drama, and backstabbing, and cat-fighting, it makes me cringe.

Come on people!! Didn't you get enough petty drama in high school? Why do we have to watch it again as adults?

We need some sanity on TV; some peace and quiet around here. It's definitely time to turn off the TV, and pick up a good book.

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