I don’t usually judge what other people watch on TV. You can have your I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, I will have my Chopped, and we will coexist…

I don’t usually judge what other people watch on TV. You can have your I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, I will have my Chopped, and we will coexist peacefully. But a few days ago, a line was crossed when I walked in on my mother watching Jersey Shore. This is wrong. I should not have to see this, nor should I have to hear my mom say “Snooki” or “Jwow.” This has to be some sort of sign that reality television has infiltrated our lives to a dangerous extent. When our parents start watching this stuff, something is wrong. Reality television has been going strong, ever since the first Real World season on MTV. But it seems like it’s on every channel now, at all hours, not to mention available on demand. I can only hope, for my own comfort and our collective future, that this is some sort of bubble. When it pops, we’ll realize how foolish we were to spend hours watching people interact in painfully contrived circumstances, and we’ll go back to spending our television hours watching important stuff, like Top Chef Masters.
– Will