I remember watching Big Brother in the UK in its first series. It was on at about 11pm at night and was basically a bunch of people sitting in a room drinking booze and smoking fags and talking shite. It was actually quite good because this was in the years before they had a spa, were given stupid challenges, robbed of alcohol and realised they could win a car or a job on radio.
Fast forward 10 years and here we are: reality TV shows you never thought would exist, but do. And you can’t look away. Let’s not forget Bridezilla, the Little People shows and anything about the vagueries of some slightly famous person’s life (oh look! they went to a store! watched a movie! cooked dinner!). Here are a few recent ones that should not be.
Britain’s Missing Top Model
Watch disabled girls fight over who is more disabled and who deserves to be on the show.
Crack House USA
Coming to a TV near you. It’s exactly what it says it is. A crack house. With crack addicts.
Ex-cons try and cook their way into a new job. Police are called. Chefs Abscond. The end.
Teenage Tourettes Camp
Yes, yes they did make a TV show of this. Say no more.