Daily Prompt – Grateful and Guilty

Whether it’s a trashy TV show, extra-pulpy fiction, or nutrient-free candy, write a thank-you note to your guiltiest guilty pleasure

Dear Real Housewives franchise,…

Thank you so much for coming into my life.

I’d always known that America was producing some utterly ridiculous television, that really, should never be seeing the light of day, but then something happened and you began producing some franchises that literally hooked the world.

Survivor. The Bachelor. The Amazing Race. America’s Next Top Model. Project Runway. These are shows that have been going for years’and have become so well renowned for being so utterly ridiculous. The editing is fantastic because they portray certain people either as victims, heroes our villains, and everybody loves a villain, as well as an underdog.

The Real Housewives was something else though. A bunch of rich bitches doing not very much except for showing off how ridiculously rich and unbelievably bitchy they are. The lifestyle they live is disgusting, and even more disgusting that flaunting this in everybody else’s face is considered a form of entertainment.

In a recent episode, one of these bitches wad talking about how she wants to teach her youngest daughter the value of money and working to earn a dollar so she doesn’t grow up being as spoilt brat… But then cuts to footage of them getting onto a private jet to fly across the country for a weekend getaway.

Puh-leese! Who are you trying to fool?

But yet, because it’s so bad is what makes it so addictive. I’ve sometimes found myself sitting there for an entire day just watching an entire season of the show, because I get so engrossed in it. It’s not the sort of thing that I generally open with when meeting people, instead waiting to see if they watch it as well… And then it’s like opening the floodgates and I’ll talk about it for ages.

And we both knew the best part of the entire show is the reunion episodes at the end. Especially if it’s in three parts. But the problem with that is I have to wait for three weeks until they’re all available from iTunes so I can watch them all consecutively.

You’ve brought so much trashy drama into my life, and I truly thank you for it. If it weren’t for trashy tv, I’d be forced to do something like read a book out socialise, and well, you know how I feel about that.




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