With so many choices demanding our limited TV time these days, itâ€™s nice to be able to watch what we want, when we want. This is exactly why, when it comes to choosing your cable package, TELUS lets you call the shots. Instead of giving you all or nothing, TELUS Optikâ„¢ TV offers you smaller, more relevant theme packs, so you can build and create an entertainment package that only features the channels youâ€™ll actually watch!
One of my favourite theme packs is the Prime Time theme pack because it comes with A&E, AMC, Bravo, Spike and TLC, which are all must-haves if youâ€™re a reality show fan like me!
Here are some of my favourite reality shows too good to be true!
Long Island Medium
Remember the days when TLC stood for the â€œThe Learning Channelâ€ and it was filled with medical shows? Well those days are long gone and now TLC is home to the most guilty-pleasure reality shows out there! I think my favourite has to be Long Island Medium – itâ€™s simply fun to watch. I think I love it so much because it canâ€™t be real (can it?), but the way Theresa Caputo does her readings is just so shocking, I canâ€™t begin to explain how she does what she does! Itâ€™s one of the few remaining reality shows that really does focus on the familyâ€¦for better or worse.
For my money, thereâ€™s no better reality show than Intervention. It was canceled a few years ago, but A&E has thankfully brought it back. Now, if they could also bring back Hoarders, my reality TV life would be complete. While yes, Intervention is a reality show, it feels much more like youâ€™re watching a documentary. Itâ€™s a look into the lives of the battles that so many are facing. It can sometimes be hard to watch, it can sometimes be hard to understand, but when you see families so desperate to get back their loved ones, it makes the challenge of recovery that much more fascinating to watch.
Lip Sync Battle
Thereâ€™s no show Iâ€™ve enjoyed this summer more than Spike TVâ€™s Lip Sync Battle. The show, which is inspired by the Jimmy Fallon-led sketch on The Tonight Show, brings together big stars for an epic lip sync battle unlike anything youâ€™ve seen on TV before. I think what I really love about this show is that itâ€™s actually big stars, not just the ones who were sitting by the phone waiting for anyone to call. This past season featured everyone from Justin Bieber and Will Arnett, to Terrence Howard and Queen Latifah. If youâ€™re looking to turn your brain off and just have a really good time, then look no further!
Comic Book Men
Iâ€™ll be the first to tell you that Iâ€™m not really a comic book person. Sure, Iâ€™ve read my fair share of Archie comics, but thatâ€™s about as far as it goes. I started watching Comic Book Men because it was on after The Walking Dead and I quickly started to really enjoy it. Itâ€™s hard to explain why (because usually I donâ€™t know what theyâ€™re talking about) but itâ€™s fun to watch a group of people, led by the one and only Kevin Smith, talk about comic books so passionately. More than once, itâ€™s lead to me purchasing a comic book or two, just so I could see what the fuss was all about. If youâ€™re a comic book fan, you likely know all about this show, but even if youâ€™re not, I still think you might find itâ€™s worth checking out!
Who Do You Think You Are?
Youâ€™ll see my list is mostly about people being themselves, especially celebrities, which is one of the reasons I enjoy Who Do You Think You Are? Theyâ€™ve basically taken that Ancestry website and turned it into a reality show featuring some of your favourite celebrities, including Kelly Clarkson, Kelsey Grammer, Rachel McAdams, Cindy Crawford, J.K Rowling and Melissa Etheridge, just to name a few. Itâ€™s fascinating to watch these people who have such a manufactured image unravel as they find out about their ancestry. All these people want us to know who they are, but sometimes they donâ€™t even know themselves! So cool.