Monday, January 23, 2012

An alternative to Reality Television

Are you getting tired of Reality Television which is increasingly taken over our television in the past decade?  When we think about role models for our children who do we think about?  It scares me to think that many teenagers find Kim Kardashian and Snooki as being role models. The Kardashian's are splashed all over the television and media, along with Jersey shore, The Real House Wives of Beverly Hills, Orange Counties and other major city; I wonder how many of the "Real House Wives" are actually married?  As we watch Reality Television unfold every week the drama gets heavier and heavier.  With the Real House Wives of Beverly Hills, we see a bunch of wealthy middle age woman acting like they are in high school only worse.  You would think that people with money and influence in a community would act a little more rational, clearly this is not the case.
Here are some refreshing alternatives to Reality TV ...
The New Girl- This is a comedy starring Zoey Deschanel as an adorable girl who moves in with three single guys and changing their lives in unexpected ways.  This is a light hearted and fun comedy.

2 Broke Girls - two girls living in New York City find themselves trying to raise enough money to open their own cupcake business.

The Gifted Man- This is a drama about a brilliant and charismatic surgeon who's life changes forever when his diseased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the "hereafter".
Revenge- I absolutely love Revenge!  The story is great, the setting is in the "Hampton's" and Madeleine Stowe plays Victoria, it is so great to see her back!  Thinking back, I am almost certain that Madeleine Stowe was in a movie called " Revenge" with Kevin Costner.
Amanda Clarke moves back home to the people who framed her father David Carke for treason which put him in prison for life.  Amanda grew up in foster homes and eventually ends up in Juvenile Detention.
When Amanda turns 18 she acquires her fathers wealth, her father died in prison.  Her father leaves behind a box for Amanda with evidence and a journal explaining that he was not responsible.  Amanda switches identities with Emily Thorne and starts on a journey of condemning the people who framed her father.  One by one with the contents of the box she is able to get the Revenge she so badly needs.

Once upon a time- Emma Swanson was abandoned at birth and is contacted by Henry on her Birthday. Henry  is the boy she gave up for adoption many years ago.  Henry needs Emma's help because he believes that she may be the missing daughter of Snow White and the Prince Charming, who according to the fairy tale book, sent her away to protect her from the evil Queens curse.  In Story Brook the magic has been forgotten but these fairy tale characters are very much alive and living under a curse which has force them to live in modern day times having no memory of the former lives.

There are so many wonderful shows out there, alternatives to Reality Television, I have only named a few, please feel free to add any suggestions that you might have.


  1. I hate reality other than on HGTV or food network. It is the worst behavior in humans splashed all over television and it becomes acceptable. But the one I hate most is the Bachelor franchise. Seriously these young women have so little self esteem that they actually beg for a man. they think they are "in love" within mere weeks. It is the worst thing on tv in my opinion! ...tee hee....not that you asked!

    I love Revenge and I admit sometimes it makes me squirm in a good way. :-)

  2. I hate to say that my daughter and I are addicted to HGTV, House Hunters, and Dear Genevieve. I love Animal Planet. This is silly but when I use to work and have to leave my dog, I would put Animal Planet for him, If i left the house and forgot to turn on Animal Planet, I would turn around and go back home, taking the chance of being late. :) (now i go to school)
    The Bachelor is crazy, totally crazy… I mean, isn't this what they signed up for?

  3. I am sick and studying Algebra so please excuse the error, I don't know how to edit my comment. (learning)

  4. I laugh so hard at New Girl. It really is my go to show when I want a pick me up. I wanted to not like A Gifted Man, but it pulls me in every time. And I love Once Upon A Time.

  5. I LOVE The New Girl. I've been wanting to see Once Upon a Time and Revenge, but there's just too many shows to watch!

  6. heh, it does seem that reality tv is taking over. oh well, things change i guess.

  7. oh Kelley Revenge is on tonight and I can't wait. Although if you haven't seen it you have to check it out from the first episode, I believe that it is on demand.

  8. I agree, New Girl keeps me laughing! Zoe looks so different with dark hair, she reminds me a lot of Katy. She is hysterical!