I don't like reality.
On television, at least.
I think that view is based in optimism. I like to think people are reasonable and intelligent. I like to have hope for the world. Reality television, the bits I've seen, at least, seem to show people as idiots. Desperate for marriage at any price. All you need is a studio to claim some idiot is worth marrying and you have people fighting for the right. Even if there's nothing else they've done that even hints they're worthwhile human beings. They're willing to fight at the drop of the hat, to turn on each other.
I must admit, however, that I get most of my reality television experiences from watching Soup with Joel McHale. Logically, he'd pick the worst of it, but he seems to have plenty of clips to choose from.
I don't want to think people are like that. My desperate need to believe people are, at heart, good -- and can find their brains when they need to -- won't let me watch these shows myself.
Do you watch? Why or why not?