By now, I’m reasonably sure that ragging on reality TV is old-hat, and people are well aware of its shortcomings. The fact of the matter remains, however, that reality TV is still insanely popular and fills a rather large proportion of the broadcast schedule. I am, of course, talking about the seamier side of reality TV; Documentaries, informational programmes and the like are of course exempt.

No, I’m talking about the Jersey Shores, the Geordie Shores (which I genuinely thought was a parody at first), I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, some show I couldn’t be bothered learning the name of where everyone is an asshole but dressed in medieval costumes (seriously, the show exists, I think it’s called My Little Princess or something). read more