I’m a HUGE fan of reality tv, so it’s safe to say that I’ve spent a lot of time sitting on my couch getting lost in someone else’s life. I don’t know what it was that originally drew me to reality tv, but I’ve been a dedicated viewer since episode one.
However, with all that being said, I’m starting to feel a little annoyed with how the shows have evolved, so, for the first time ever, I’m starting to stray away from one of my favorite pastimes.
From what I can remember, the first thing that got under my skin, in terms of reality tv, was the fact that everyone seemed to be getting one. Now, everyone being able to get a show wasn’t my problem, per se, it’s the fact that, in my opinion, there are some people, in certain professions, that SHOULD NOT have a reality show.
One of those professions being a preacher and/or a minister.
Over the years, there have been a couple reality shows that were focused on preachers (Preachers of LA, Preachers of Atlanta and Thicker Than Water). I watched a couple of episodes of maybe one or two of them before I completely gave up on the idea and I feel 100% confident in saying that I was not a fan.
I don’t think it’s right to see a preacher and his/her family flaunting their lifestyle because, let’s be real, that’s all they’re doing. They may get a little bit of promotion out of the deal, but the whole purpose of the show is to entertain the viewers and watching someone preach about God for an hour isn’t entertaining (for most people), however, seeing their luxurious cars, homes and dozens of other toys is. Oh, and let’s not forget about the drama that keeps pretty much every reality show going. Ya’ll know the fans love to see a good altercation.
So, I’m sorry, but I just can’t get with this concept. Those aren’t the types of situations that a preacher should be deliberately exposing to the public. I don’t get it and I would’ve preferred not to have watched those shows because, if I’m being completely honest, it kind of made me skeptical.
Does anyone know how these preachers and ministers become so wealthy off of these churches? I would really like someone to break it down for me because I’ve been itching to know.
I also think that doctors should stay off of reality tv, but I’m not too opposed to those shows (Married to Medicine). I can watch a doctor on a reality show as long as it isn’t MY doctor. Lol.
Another thing that gets under my skin about reality tv is just how obviously staged some shows are. It’s getting to the point where the producers and directors aren’t even trying to hide that fact that majority of these storylines are either fake or they’re blatantly manipulating/using the cast to create more drama for the show.
Let me give you an example.
The story that stands out the most to me is the ‘relationship’ between Kenya Moore and Matt Jordan in Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Since the end of last season, they’ve been making him out to be this crazy guy who can’t control his temper. I’m not disputing that because it might be true, but what is bugging me is the fact that the directors are using his possible anger issues as a way to keep Kenya relevant in the show.
If my memory serves me right, this guy has lashed out on more than one occasion and instead of the producers trying to keep him away from Kenya, they’re having her continue to bring him around. That’s not cool. If this guy is such a danger to her than why aren’t they keeping him away from her? Why continually bring him around? And if she’s so afraid for her life why is she letting them? Why isn’t she running the opposite way instead of trying to get him to beg her to stay? She must really need that check if she’s willing to put her life in danger for it.
I just can’t with this storyline though because situations like this shouldn’t be tampered with.
Also, the fact that when they first showed us the damage that Matt did to Kenya’s garage door there were 2 damaged squares, but when she brought her father to town in last week’s episode there were 4 squares missing, which gave the impression that he damaged all 4 of them. What was that about? Is that a part of the repairing process or was that the producers altering things to make the situation worse?
What do you guys think?
There are more examples in RHOA and in other shows, but I’m going to keep it at one because I don’t want this post to be any longer than it already is.
Anyway, I hope this post made sense. I know that it was a little lengthy, but I just wanted to give you as much detail as I could. I want to make sure that I’ve made myself clear.
Let me know what you think though. Do you agree that reality tv is starting to become a little too much or do you love the direction that things are going in? I’m EXTREMELY interested in what you guys think about this subject, so let’s talk.
Also, let me know what your favorite reality shows are. Maybe y’all can turn me onto a show that I’ve never heard of.