• Sun, Jan 6 2013

Reality Shows That Sound Better Than They Are

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The Shahs of Sunset
What it’s actually about
Iranian-American families living in Los Angeles.
What it sounds like it should be about
Sheiks who inhabit a dying star; sultans of Ragnarok.

Show
Toddlers and Tiaras
What it’s actually about
Children who compete in beauty pageants.
What it sounds like it should be about
Two-year-olds given access to the crown jewels of Europe. Babies gumming up the Hope diamond and eating ropes of pearls.

Show
Ax Men
What it’s actually about
Logging crews who work in the Northwest.
What it sounds like it should be about
Giant metal-men composed entirely of sentient axes. How do they love? How do they live? How do they use the bathroom? Tune into Ax Men to find out.

Show
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
What it’s actually about
The Kardashian family.
What it sounds like it should be about
The Kardashian family, a group of ultramarathoners, as they prepare to push their bodies to the limit as they run more than 200 miles through California’s Death Valley.

Show
Hoarders
What it’s actually about
People with untreated mental illness who fill their houses with trash.
What it sounds like it should be about
Hidden treasure troves; dragons sleeping on piles of gold.

Show
Dancing With the Stars
What it’s actually about
Dancing with celebrities.
What it sounds like it should be about
Dancing with actual stars.

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  • haily

    You should also add American Gypsies – although it doesn’t air anymore, so never mind, but that show was so entertaining! It sounded like it was about gypsies that were your average Americans, but it was just a bunch of grown romanian men fighting in really obnoxious accents.