And it just keeps getting worse.  I don’t  get it.  Are there really people watching these shows?  Are they really THAT good that the networks keep adding them to the lineup?

Apparently they are.  I don’t buy it, but hey.  I’m not a network exec, so I don’t really have a say.

The latest of the Reality TV horror phase would be from VH1, called Rock of Love: Charm School.  For those of you who missed the train of Bachelor-esque shows in which woman compete for the love of a man, this was exactly that, when they created the original Rock of Love… and before that Flavor of Love… and I’m sure many, many more things.  The most recent Rock of Love was a group of obsessed fans who wanted a date with the one and only Bret Michaels (excuse me while I fall out of my chair laughing…)

Well, guess what.  Your favorite bimbos and pshychotics are back for CHARM SCHOOL.  Honestly, I thought the whole point of those Bachelor type shows was to watch the women tear each other apart, and laugh at how not classy and unsophisticated they were.  I could have sworn that was the whole cache. 

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

But now, take out the man they are competing for, add those same women who were formerly competing, and Sharon Osbourne, and what do you get?  A group of women who STILL hate each other learning to be “ladies.”

Um… what? 

I love Sharon Osbourne.  I really do.  She is such a beautiful woman, and for someone who’s been married to Ozzy and has been through the crap that she’s been through, she has a lot of class. 

And what makes her the perfect host for a show like this?  Even she is making fun at how horrible these women behave. 

Seriously?  Is this seriously airing on VH1 at this very moment?  You betcha!

I’ve been seeing promos for it, and I figured I’d check out because I love Sharon Osbourne.  But I happened  to be channel surfing last night, and stumbled across it… and you wanna know something?  I couldn’t even get through the first 10 minutes of it. 

It had your typical “talking head” type scene where all the women at one point are talking to the camera and commenting on what’s going on.  But seriously, gentle readers, it was less than mindless.  Maybe it had the potential to be a really great reality TV show… if the networks would just relax and understand that nobody cares.  Maybe somebody cares, but really… nobody cares.

I beg of you, high and mighty Network Executives.  Relax with the reality TV.  Yes, it’s quick and easy, and inexpensive to produce.  But some of us out their in the viewing audience prefer quality programming rather than the mindless drivel of yet ANOTHER reality TV show.  Please.  Just please.  Stop.  If you have any respect for your viewers at all.  Please.

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