Real Housewives Addict

A Statue Somewhere
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Dear Advice Town,

 
I’m addicted to reality shows. I feel terrible. I feel like I should be reading books, keeping up with the latest award winning television shows, and drowning in the news like my peers. Should I go cold turkey in the upcoming year?
 
Sincerley,
 
Ashamed but addicted.
 
Wear your reality badge with pride sweet dramatic diva! Reality shows are good for the soul, and those that scoff are secretly watching them under their duvets at three in the morning. If they aren’t, they are truly missing out.
 
Here are just a few reasons why you should never apologize for your dirty little Bravo secret:
 
WHO YOU TRYING TO JUDGE?
 
There are a lot more futile entertainment options out there for bitter individuals to relentlessly obsess over. Sports for instance, I simply don't get it.

At least in reality shows they constantly encourage the phrase, “Forgive, and move past it.” If I must hear some Hollywood garbage on blast, this is a fairly healthy message. Even if it is coming from a bunch of spoiled Beverly Hills brats.
 
THIS SH** IS REAL YO!
 
Scripted or not, these shows really illustrate raw human emotions. I’ve witnessed some of the most remarkable moments on reality T.V. and if those stars are faking tears then move over Meryl Streep, there is a whole new category of actress on her way to the big screen! P.S. she has no idea who Meisner is.
 
I gravitate to these shows because I am a spectator of life, and a merciless curiosity hound of human behavior. I am a relentless examiner of complex relationships. In fact, I occasionally have difficulty watching a scripted t.v. series even if it is an “award winning” show, because the acting or writing conflicts with believable human interaction.
 
OKAY, WELL I’VE NEVER DONE THAT TO ANYONE.
 
These shows make us feel better about our own lives. Enough said.  

A CRAZY A DAY KEEPS THE BLUES AWAY.
 
It’s therapeutic to indulge in the land of shallow fluff. There is a lot of heartbreak splattered all over our social media, so take a break and allow your brain to hit the delicious superficial shock button when a star throws a wine glass at her so-called best friend for the third time this season. If they would simply integrate reality shows with sports, such as boxing, I would be the first in line purchasing front row seats to witness these ladies slap on the gloves and throw some punches.
 
WHO SAW LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE?
 
In the right company, these shows are excellent topics of conversation when you feel like you are drowning at the dinner table or awkward social gathering. It definitely beats talking about the weather or the Cowboys.
  
THE GOLDEN GIRL REMIX
 
I find it empowering to see older women in entertainment. It’s marvelous to have reality stars represent for our moms, housewives, and businesswomen. Albeit the characters may be slightly exaggerated but they are always sporting a granule of truth along with their Louis Vuitton luggage.

YOU’LL NEVER GO HUNGRY
 
There are so many reality shows! You can’t avoid them, so stop trying. Allow them to warm your heart and fill your gossip tank throughout the year.
 
Of course, I did reference the housewives a great deal in this article as I danced around the rest of the reality world. But whatever your poison, I say partake! ​So the stars get caught up in surges of senseless drama. That’s why we tune in! I’m a southern girl and take supreme delight in a little scandal. I won’t apologize for that. So hold your head high at the dinner table, and let those opinionated haters absorb their CNN and Leftovers.

Keep your ears open for your reality show soul mate, you will find them in the most unlikeliest of places. 

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