Thursday, July 28, 2011
Reality TV Guilty Pleasures
I'm not a huge reality TV fan, I just never have been. There are a few select reality shows that I can actually stomach. Last week, a girlfriend of mine came over and she introduced me to Love in the Wild on NBC.
"It's an adventure-dating series that puts relationships to the ultimate test. 10 single men and 10 single women pair up in adventures that include paddling down crocodile-ridden waters, navigating through bat-infested caves and hanging 200 feet above the rain forest floor as they descend down one of the most majestic waterfalls in Costa Rica. These exploits will put their relationships to the test as they fall for each other in ways they never imagined. Sparks will fly and hearts will break.
After each adventure, the winning couple will share a night together at the "Oasis," a lavish, five-star bungalow overflowing with everything they could possibly desire for an intimate night of romance. The remaining couples will stay with their partners in the less luxurious "Cabins," where they will gather for a night of socializing.
During an elimination unlike anything seen before, all of the couples will come together to reveal whether a connection has been formed with their current partner -- or if they would like to switch and get to know someone else. At the end of every episode, two heartbroken singles will be sent home. The series will culminate with just one couple left standing, who will have completed the adventure of a lifetime and found the one thing they've been searching for."
It's like the Bachelor meets Survivor, even though I hate both of those shows. It's on Wednesday nights on NBC at 10 p.m.
During commercial breaks and leading up to the show we also watch:
It's on TLC, and they play it all the time! It's like watching a train wreck, you just can't look away! Trashy reality TV at it's best, such a fan.