Do you watch reality television? I'm a reality addict, and my love of reality shows (more specifically, reality competitions) is something that I share with my mom.
Competition shows grab my attention because I've always been a competitive person. Well wouldn't you be if you always had a bunch of siblings? Between competing for five minutes to have a conversation with my mom, to playing board games that I always want to beat my siblings in, there's a lot of competition in my house. I was also super involved in sports when I was younger, so I always had that drive to win. Now I'm lazy and don't compete in my own competitions anymore, so I sit on the couch and watch others compete instead. Whether it's kicking butt in a cooking competition, or battling it out for immunity from elimination, I love cheering on the people I'm rooting for and moaning when the people I dislike do well.
Sometimes I like watching reality shows for the pure reason that it takes you away from real life for a minute and gives you some kind of fantasy to become invested in. Like, take tonight for example. I watched the finale of Bachelor in Paradise. You watch a couple fall in love on the show, and then find out on the live talk show afterward that the couple is still together, and it just seems so magical. It takes me away from real life, where I've never been on a date (and have no real interest in dating anytime soon), and gives me an hour or two in which I can invest in other people's lives and see romance blossom.
I feel like everyone needs some kind of television escape, and it just so happens that reality TV is something that my mom and I can watch together at night. It's fun to ignore whatever else is going on and focus on what's happening onscreen for a little while.
Do you watch reality shows? Tell me about your favorites in the comments below, and I'll tell you if I've watched them!
I have to end tonight's post with a special birthday shout-out to my nine-year-old dog, Copper! I can't believe he's nine already! We've had him since I was in eighth grade, and I couldn't imagine life without his happy bark whenever we come through the door.
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