Ever have one of those days ???
My one of those days ...


I like reality shows.

There ... I admit it.

I don't like the dancing, singing and dating shows, but I do like shows about everyday life, different professions, and competition type shows.

Big Brother is probably the one I love the most, although this year it has been relatively boring.  Ahhh, a couple of words and some conflict, but in my opinion, no big twists in the game.  I'm hoping someone stirs the pot even just a little.

I am watching Top Chef Masters --- love love love Top Chef.  1st episode of this season was awesome, where they offered the Chefs an extra hour if they went skydiving to their first location.  Amazingly all but one chef made the jump.  I'll tell you what, that is commitment to your charity.  It would give me pause to jump out of a plane even it it was a tandem jump.  I am so looking forward to the rest of the season.

Another new show, which based on the name I thought it was going to be stupid, but I find it facinating, is Naked and Afraid.  They drop 2 survivalists (one man and one woman) off in an area, with no clothes, no shoes, nothing but the 1 item they chose to bring with them, and they have to survive for 21 days and then get to the pick up point.  I've seen 3 of the episodes now, and each one amazes me.  The contestants start out looking fresh, and by the end have lost weight and are dirty and probably smelly too.  To top it off, they (supposedly) don't get any payment from it - they do it all for experience and bragging rights.  To those wondering, you don't really see too much in the way of nakedness as all the bits and bobs are blurred out, but you do see their backsides, so if that bothers you, the show might not be for you, but if you can get passed that, and think about just how much more challenging it is to have to survive with absolutely nothing, and having to work with a stranger, I think you'll love it.  I've liked Survivor but it is a planned show with challenges, and they have clothes, get food, and they win luxury items ... the Naked and Afraid show is like REAL Survivor.  Apparently, there is a bit of controversy about the show because (from what I've read online) in the first episode the girl eats a turtle and then gets really sick.  They show and talk about her being sick, but apparently she was given IV therapy to hydrate her as well as food, which wasn't shown in the episode.  Regardless, so far I find the show interesting and entertaining - which is what it's all about.  It's a short season - just 6 episodes.  I've seen the 1st 3 and have a few more recorded on TiVo.  I love it!

Aside from these, I also have my 'guilty pleasures', if you will .... Keeping Up With The Kardashians (YOLO), and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (Doorknob), which are more for pure entertainment purposes.  Two extremes that give me a good laugh.