Hi my name is Ami and I’m obsessed with reality TV. And not just any reality TV, ok well mostly any reality TV, but the current flavour of the week is The Real Housewives of Orange County. Yes you read correctly those bottled blonde, fake boobed, bitchy women have got me totally hooked. Hell I’m so hooked I want to be an OC Housewife. Ok maybe let’s not go that far. Ok well maybe just a little bit. I wouldn’t mind looking that good 24 hours a day. But only if it just happened, otherwise pfft, I couldn’t be bothered.
Anyway back to the show. It’s like a car wreck, you just can’t help but watch. You want to turn away, actually no that’s not even true. I don’t want to turn away, I want to watch it all day long until the cows come home. And that’s mostly what I’ve been doing. Except of course looking after Sophie. But as soon as she’s back down for a sleep, I’m back glued to the TV after I recorded the Season 4 Marathon.
Now I just have one small problem. I’ve run out of episodes. I’ve watched them all. Yep a whole season in a matter of days. And it would have been less if I hadn’t been interrupted by a hospital stay (more on that later). Now I’m busily searching the Internet to find out where I can download Season 5. I NEED MY HOUSEWIVES FIX!
I’m sure there’s a ‘term’ for this. You see I’m sure it’s a disease. I find these marathons on Foxtel and just. get. totally. hooked. The other week it was The Kardashian’s. It used to be The Hills. It was a sad day when that show ended. *SOB*.
I know it’s all trash, but I just can’t help watching it. Maybe it’s so fascinating because it’s ‘real’. Half the time I’m sitting here thinking, surely these people aren’t for real. Well, except for their boobs anyway.
Ah well, as my husband says, at least I can admit it’s trash.
Do you like reality TV?
Turn the clock back about 12-14 years and I was a teenager who was quite obsessed with TV. In the school holidays I was allowed to watch Neighbours AND Home and Away, but come term time at the start of each year, I had to pick just one. Most years I stuck with Home and Away.
I loved The Nanny on early Sunday night, Mum and I would often watch The Bill together, and I remember way back when loving the show Birds of a Feather! If you were looking for me after school at about 4.30pm you’d find me on the couch having a date with Ridge and Brooke. Yes, I became slightly obsessed with The Bold and the Beautiful.
You could easily say that I loved my TV, and I always had my shows. If I was ever going to miss one of my shows I set a tape and make sure I caught up on all the action before the next episode.
Then today when I received the updated TV programming from the local stations (for media buying), I realised that I’d missed something that I wanted to watch last night. I also realised I’d missed the first week too. Then I remembered what happened last Tuesday night: After sitting on the couch watching NCIS for a good half hour, I got bored went to bed, flicked on the TV luckily on Prime (Channel 7) to see Grey’s Anatomy, one of my ALL time favourite shows and I had FORGOTTEN it was on. How the hell did this happen.
So after pondering all of this for a little while I thought, you know what? TV, maybe I’m just not that into you anymore. I don’t get totally devastated when I miss one of my shows, I just get a little upset. Which for some reason I’m finding a little bit weird. Thankfully I’ve still managed to catch all the Brothers and Sisters shows so far.
What are your TV viewing habits like? Do you have your FAVOURITE shows that you manage not to miss? Or, are you really just not that into TV?