Okay, TV producers, showrunners and programmers, enough. I can’t take it anymore. Uncle, uncle, UNCLE! No more stressful shows, please!
I’m talking about challenge shows – those reality TV shows where people compete in various ways for various rewards. Chopped, Next Top Chef, Design Star, cake bakers — you know the shows I’m talking about.
Well, they stress me out! I learned just how much they bug me on a Sunday morning. There was the calm, the lovely Sandra Lee (of Semi Homemade) showing me a lovely, calm tablescape and wishing me a great day. Ah, how nice. Then, boom, Chopped came on with its stressful contenders … and I just had to change the channel.
I’m so done with those shows! Join me in my boycott, won’t you?
What I Want to Watch
1. Useful and informative shows that teach me something. Food Network and HGTV, I’m talking to YOU! I know those reality shows are cheap to produce. But you get what you pay for. I want more stuff like Sarah’s House. DIY Network? Pffft, I stopped watching you when Knitty Gritty got canned. Boo to you!
2. Smart scripted drama and comedy. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a good past example. Hot in Cleveland is a current bar to hit.
Please, oh please, can we be done with reality shows?