This week I found the perfect reality TV show. It had drama, likeable characters and strangers you couldn't help but care about. Then I realized I wasn't looking at my TV, this was my neighbor's living room window. Then the cops showed up. If you're reading this Reality Recap about Glass House and Snooki and Jwoww's premiere plus previews of Life's a Tripp, please send me bail money.
Jokes About CBS Throwing Stones at 'Glass House' Premiere
Glass House premiered Monday much to CBS' chagrin. Despite accusations and lawsuits claiming the show blatantly ripped off Big Brother, there were definitely enough distinctive differences between the two. Letting viewers decide which team contestants are on and where they sleep changes up the tired "watch strangers live together until they hate each other" formula.
CBS didn't let ABC get the last word in though. A catty press release announced their newest show Dancing on the Stars (sound familiar?). Set in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, contestants would dance on the graves of buried celebrities. I almost wish CBS wasn't joking.
Pained Palins on 'Life's a Tripp'
Life's a Tripp preview clips dropped this week, showing snippets of Bristol Palin's adventures in motherhood. In one, she claims to have "failed as a mom" for picking worst possible baby daddy Levi Johnston. While Johnston is by all intents and purposes a scumbag, the Palin clan's crusade against him is old news. This show looks deader than a wolf shot from a helicopter.
Snooki and Jwoww: No ... Just No
Snooki and Jwoww premiered on Thursday. I feel queasy calling this "reality TV", as it seemed incredibly scripted. At least, I heard it did. Definitely didn't watch it. If anyone's still interested in the Jersey Shore crew, you're a bad person and you should feel bad.
That's it for this week's Reality Roundup. Did Glass House live up to its legal hype? Will Life's a Tripp be even watchable? Can happiness exist in a world where Snooki and Jwoww are on TV? Comment and let us know!