Reality shows burst onto the scene nearly twenty years ago, changing our television lives as we know it. These shows, mainly on cable networks have turned ordinary people into extraordinary people, and made already known people seem normal. Yes, they are a blessing and a curse, but there are a few we could have done without.
1. Being Bobby Brown
Ok, most of us did get a chuckle at Bobby and Whitney’s expense, but looking back on it now there were so many red flags that were ignored. There was the obvious drug use, Bobbi Kristina being more grown than her parents and the woman the world knew as “The Voice” looking scattered and confused while the cameras were rolling. It was a sad reality that we wished never happened.
It’s hard to believe that’s been six years since we were first introduced to Flavor of Love. For three seasons we watched a variety of women fight, slap and even spit on each other to gain the attention of Flavor Flav. We’re still cringing.
3. I Love New York
As if bearing Flavor of Love wasn’t enough, former cast member Tiffany Pollard became an overnight sensation and even got a few seasons of her own show. We’re still trying to figure out why?
4. Luke: Parental Advisory
The irony of the leader of the 2 Live Crew giving parenting advice was too much for us to even handle.
We bet you forgot about Real and Chance, the rappers, brothers who had women fighting for their adoration. The only word that comes to mind is strange.
The short-lived series Fantasia For Real took fans inside her private life, but perhaps let them in too much. The singer was chastised for her alleged affair with the father of her son.
7. Flavor of Love Charm School
Yes, Flavor of Love made the list twice. After taking us through three seasons, we then had to bear even more with former cast members learning how to act like regular human beings. It was torture.
The show was pegged to be even bigger than Basketball Wives, but turned into a snore fest instead with women who weren’t relatable and boring story lines.
9. Lil’ Kim Countdown to Lockdown
It was heart-wrenching watching the then queen of rap Lil’ Kim countdown her last days until she spent a year in jail.