Trash Television

Y’all know what I’m talking about. It’s the MTV/VH1 shows that depicted late teens early twenty-somethings rummaging through a strangers room, Bret Michaels/Flavor Flav trying to find “the one”, or parents who their child’s boyfriend/girlfriend so much that they hand picked people to take their kid out on a date.

It’s truly amazing that some of these shows were even allowed to have episodes, let alone multiple seasons. The things that were said and done were just so far out there, that you best believe that I was sitting right there watching it all unfold.

Earlier this morning, my younger sister had tagged me in a next 2.jpgcomment for a video she found on Facebook outlining just how ridiculous some of these shows were. The show “Next” was the main focus.


Now, if you don’t remember, 4-5 singles would get on a bus to go on a blind date with someone of the opposite sex, or same sex. But before getting on said bus, they would have some of the most wild intros/descriptions for themselves known to man.



Seriously, look at that. Take a good hard look. I know the quality isn’t great, but I mean come on, is that not the most outrageous thing you’ve ever seen!? This chick pooped in a box and mailed to her ex. Let that marinate for a second. I will not repeat what it says, but quite literally nobody is doing this.

I swear these shows were an anomaly, but damn did I want to be on.

I was so enamored with these shows that watching no longer fulfilled my need. I used to dream up scenarios where I was the one “trying to find love”. ‘Next’, ‘Room Raiders’, ‘Parental Control’, etc. weren’t really my style. I needed more than one episode, like “rock of Love” in order to narrow it down to the one I “wanted”.

In all, I know that I’m trash for allowing myself to watch such garbage. But let’s be real, so are you.

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