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Dispatches From The Couch: Broken GLASS

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  Everything that is wrong with reality television in general and THE GLASS HOUSE in particular can be summed up in one word: Alex.   From the moment he appeared on our screens, it was apparent that Alex — a 25-year-old from Dallas whose ABC bio indicates that he’s a bail bondsman with a penchant
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2 Posted in ABC, Featured, Reality TV

Dispatches From The Couch

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  Anybody who thinks we live in a “post-racial” society because there’s an African-American man in the Oval Office hasn’t been paying attention to the Trayvon Martin case… or, according to the men filing a class-action lawsuit against ABC, watching THE BACHELOR.   Nathanial Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson’s suit is based on the fact that
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0 Posted in ABC, Dispatches From The Couch, Featured, Reality TV

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Ladyboys We Want Featured On RUPAUL’s DRAG RACE’s All-Star Season!

Given that the ratings for the gay-centric network Logo are so bad that they basically trying to butch themselves up with a yet-to-be-announced lineup of shows aimed at a more mainstream audience, chances are good that you’ve never seen that outlet’s one decent program, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. But if you’re among those who know the
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1 Posted in Reality TV

Dispatches From The Couch

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Okay, people, clearly we need to have a talk. Now, I’ll admit to having watched the occasional housewife cat-fight, and I’d be lying if I said watching Colton be carted off SURVIVOR on a gurney didn’t fill me with a certain sense of schadenfreude. (I don’t feel good about it, but, come on! That dude
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1 Posted in Dispatches From The Couch, Featured, Reality TV

Summer Scoop: EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE

No matter what you think about reality TV, the man who made it an art form is Mark Burnett. From SURVIVOR to ECO-CHALLENGE, he knows exactly what kinds of survival shows are eye-catching and addictive. His latest venture is EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE: KINGDOM OF MOROCCO in which he takes 13 teams of 3 on a one
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1 Posted in ABC, Reality TV

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Lessons We Learned From This Week’s THE REAL WORLD

People are stupid Somehow, despite having unprotected sex with each other for weeks — and his having slept with others (with her blessing) — it somehow came as a shock to Leroy and Naomi that she might be pregnant or have an STD. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander Having dumped
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1 Posted in MTV, Reality TV

Reality Break with CT

After sitting through another exhausting episode of BIG BROTHER — with its endless squabbling between the increasingly immature housemates — I realized that I never gave due praise to a little reality show that really deserved it: HERE COME THE NEWLYWEDS. Airing over the past few months on ABC directly after THE BACHELORETTE, the woefully
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1 Posted in big brother, Reality TV

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH Courts Roger Clemens

In anticipation of tonight’s premiere of FOX’s newest reality TV show THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, the TV Addict recently had the opportunity to sit down with show creator and executive producer Howard Schultz. But before we get to the interview, this TV Addict must pause and reveal partake in his own moment of truth. While
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3 Posted in Fox, Reality TV, The Moment of Truth

Channel Surfing with C.T.

Am I alone in thinking that the GOSSIP GIRL storylines involving the adults tend to be more interesting than those of our central teens? Sure, the kids get the good lines (“I don’t speak Ukranian, but I do speak envelope of cash, and he understood me perfectly.”) but they don’t always click as real human
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4 Posted in Channel Surfing, Gossip Girl, Reality TV

Channel Surfing with C.T.

So ONE TREE HILL will be back in a few weeks, and I find myself asking the age-old question: Am I so hard-up for new programs that I’ll give this monstrosity another try? I think we all know the answer. (Is there anybody out there actually excited about its return?) Could fast-forwarding the plot four
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11 Posted in Channel Surfing, One Tree Hill, Reality TV