One might argue that all reality TV is terrible, but a careful look reveals that a certain subgenre — call it train wreck television — has been on a downward spiral of suck whose only purpose seems to be proving that we as a society haven’t bottomed out yet. In 2010 we had Jersey Shore; 2011 was the year of the Kardashians; this year gave us Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Every year, we timidly wonder how much worse it can get, but if the apocalypse means we don’t have to find out what 2013 has in store for us, we’ll take it. Instead of a final wish, we do have some predictions for the shows that would have sealed our terrible fate anyway:*
So You Think You Like Watching Paint Dry?
My Best Bowel Movement Ever (popularly abbreviated to MBBME for decency’s sake)
Sarah Palin’s Alaska (oh, wait…)
*If we live to see 2013, please do not make these shows.