Aside from the obvious shows I could mention, one that really gets on my nerves is VH1's wealth-envy show, "The Fabulous Life of...", complete with its faux Robin Leach announcer. I like what's on a lot of VH1, surprisingly to myself and others, but I just want to scream sometimes, when I look through the listings on certain days, and it's "The Fabulous Life of..." all over the place! Now they have this "The Fabulous Life presents..." garbage, which cuts into all my other favorite programs.
Which is pretty much why I don't watch a lot of television. My wife's channel surfing atrocities are the stuff of legend, though. She'll just have the TV on and flip back and forth between MTV, VH1, E! and Bravo. So an average, aimless night of television goes like this:
Worthless rich teenagers throw extravagant parties/Sad, pathetic Real World alumni battle/have sex/argue with each other for cash and prizes
Aren't extraordinarily rich, vapid actors and actresses so much better than you?
Extraordinarily rich, vapid actors and actresses ARE better than you and here's all the stuff they have that you can't have in your wildest dreams/Their latest trainwreck, scandal ridden lives
Kathy Griffin stand-up special marathon/Kathy Griffin reality show marathon
It drives me nuts. I find most television is completely worthless and reinforces all the wrong values. Network television is creatively brankrupt with nothing but the latest CSI knock off or Hospital drama. There are a few exceptions, but most television is just awful.
That really makes me feel better about being single