I have never been a fan of reality TV, but I have to admit that the more I watch, the more interesting I find it.
But that comes with a huge caveat: I tend to enjoy shows where people are doing things that are somewhat constructive, such as building things with their hands.
For instance, cars. I have never been very mechanically inclined (beyond being able to change the oil, spark plugs, and drums, which I last did on a ’78 Chevy Nova many moons ago) so I like to watch people who are capable in that kind of way.
“Ink Master”–which has very little to do with cars–I like because it involves tattoos, which anyone with anything approaching a sense taste would enjoy.
My latest find is “Fast ‘N Loud” (great show, awful title. Why they didn’t call it ‘Gas Monkies,’ which works because the series is centered around the “Gas Monkey Garage,” I have no idea). It’s an interesting show because, besides not catering to our baser instincts, there’s a lot of mechanical work on display, fast cars, the characters relate to each other well, and there’s none of typical over-done dramatics that tend to accompany these shows.
And as you’ve probably guessed, there another series on Discovery, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” whose appeal is so beyond my comprehension that I cringe whenever I see the adverts, never mind actually watching it.