After watching last nights episode I didn’t feel relieved or any better. I stated in this blog post my reasons behind for watching reality shows (and yes I understand how scripted they are). For the first time while watching a reality show I was left feeling not relieved of stress or thankful that that is not my life. No, I felt frustrated and upset.
I think this is the first reality show that I have watched that has made me feel upset.
Why am I upset?
I can deal with cattiness, I have watched enough Housewives reality shows to be immune to the cattiness by now. Still the level of cattiness on Game of Crowns really bothered me and I couldn’t place my finger on it, which is why I continued to watch it past the first episode. I finally realized what about it bothered me last night.
It reminded me of middle school and high school all rolled into one.
I was amazed/disgusted last night by the level of pettiness and cattiness that existed among the majority of the women on the show. These women were all trying to out pretty, out smart, out class, etc the other and were trying to tear each other down in the process.
I knew when I began watching this reality show there would be drama, especially when a Tiara is involved, but it is like these women have never grown up!
If I was in the same situation, I would just love to put on pretty dresses, do the competitions for fun, and if I won I would be happy, but if I don’t I’m not going to go around scheming trying to find a way to get to the top.
It was really sad to see women who talk about the importance of class, grace, poise, etc. demonstrate anything but that. It was really disappointing to see women take bets as to whether or not their friend would win (not classy at all). It was disappointing to see women trying to live vicariously through the children. It was disappointing to see grown up women, who were acting like 12 year olds.
I thought Pageants were supposed to be about being the best women you can be. I thought it was about being a good role model. I thought it was supposed to be fun. These women make it look like hell.
I would rather watch Jersey Shore (and I couldn’t stand that show) than watch this show again, for although the level of intelligence on that show can be debated, at least they weren’t acting like a bunch of catty middle school girls.
Have you seen the show? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments below!
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