All too real

Why do you think people get hooked on reality TV?

No, really. There are gazillions of these shows, and they just keep breeding more. One night a couple of weeks ago, the Big Three all had various talent shows as their prime time offerings, which made us once again grateful for SciFi.

I’m not immune. We watched “Treasure Hunters” last night and then I stayed up past midnight watching the two-hour finale of “Hell’s Kitchen.” And we have been recording this entire season of “Project Runway.”

Granted, these are the only three I have anything to do with. I could argue there’s some merit in watching a cooking show, and my daughter the fashionista sees career value in watching designers compete.

But when the next “Survivor” fires up – and you know I’m gonna be there – I can’t claim it’s anything but self-indulgence to watch. And I will wallow.

This post originally appeared on, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.

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