2 minute dog trainer – Un Real Housewives

Okay, so this has little to do with dog training or dog agility.

No, this has NOTHING to do with dog training or dog agility.

Several years ago I got hooked on a few reality TV shows. I remain hooked on a few of them. And I’m hoping to UN-hook myself in 2012.

I feel my brain cells dying off every time I watch the UN real housewives.

In the first place, they’re NOT real housewives. And there’s nothing REAL about the shows. It’s not real because there’s a camera crew, producer, and sometimes even a script.

There’s nothing real about a camera crew in someone’s bedroom, broadcasting pillow talk between husband and wive. There’s nothing real about the assorted vacations given to these “reality stars” by airlines, resorts, vacation destinations.

Oh, and while we’re on that — they’re not stars! A star is “a prominent actor or actress given top billing.”

The ridiculousness of reality TV struck me as I watched an episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

“Housewife A” is suing deadbeat ex-husband (retired-and-broke NFL football player) for child support. She’s living in a condo while her 5,000 to 6,000 square foot “chateau” is being built. She’s deeded the “chateau” to her mother to hide assets from deadbeat ex. Regardless, UNreal.

“Housewife B” is her attorney. And, as an entertainment attorney for strippers, and aspiring funeral home owner, she’s REALLY qualified to handle the child support suit.

Housewives A and B show up in court only to find deadbeat ex-husband has filed a motion which ends that day’s session without any important work being done. Just thousands of dollars worth of court time wasted — but all on film, of course.

“Housewife A” faces the camera for an individual interview. Claims that “Housewife B” was supposed to file HER motion, but didn’t find time to coordinate filing that motion with the camera and production crew. So the motion was un-filed when they entered the courtroom.

“This isn’t about camera crews,” says Housewife A, “this is my life! For real!”

The irony of that moment was not wasted on me. In other words, this isn’t reality TV, this is my real life! Whaaa?

In order to kick this addiction I’m seeking out “Criminal Minds,” “The Closer,” and MSNBC coverage of the Republican primary race.  And working, and blogging on Tempest’s return to agility.

Wish me luck.

2 Responses to “2 minute dog trainer – Un Real Housewives”

  1. Marsha Nix Says:

    Thankfully, I have never gotten hooked on reality TV. However, I am hooked on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,Stephen Colbert and PBS – I wonder what that says about me…

  2. 2mindogtrainer Says:

    Yeah – Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert (for president of the United States of South Carolina !!!), and Downton Abbey on PBS !!

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