We all know reality TV is pretty much taking over our lives. What once was a Thursday evening spent watching Friends and Seinfeld has now turned into the Jersey Shore and Basketball Wives reunion special. It’s disgusting really. Watching even one episode gives me the same buyers remorse I go through after scarfing down a volcano burrito from taco bell. So why do I watch them so much? Excuse me, why do we watch them so much? Because it’s the only opportunity we get to laugh, cry and cringe at other people’s disastrous lives.... and we get to do it anytime we want.
These shows make me feel good about myself. I’m not such a bad person after all- I mean, hey, I never got divorced after a 72 day marriage and I sure as heck never got fired from a fast food restaurant because I couldn’t do math (or maybe I did and you’ll never know). Point is, it’s not only a boost to my ego, its also gives in to my voyeuristic side. Stop judging me- I know I’m not the only one. Americans are, by very nature, a voyeuristic society. Look at all the rubbernecking that goes on. And we wonder why there’s so much traffic.