Reality TV is one of the best and worst things to ever happen to television. While some of these shows have become huge hits and have helped to shape pop culture in an interesting way, there are other programs that are so bad that they should never have been put on the air. While some of us do watch these awful reality TV shows, many of us do it covertly because it is that embarrassing. Here is our list of the 11 absolute worst of reality TV shows!
Buckwild – a reality TV show about a group of wild and drunken West Virginians in their late teens and early 20s that was initially touted as the next Jersey Shore – was heavily panned for playing into Southern stereotypes. MTV may have thought that they had a formula for success with this show; however, people just weren’t as interested in these small town kids and their various wild and drunken adventures as they were in the crazy antics of the Jersey Shore crew.
According to one critic from The Hollywood Reporter, this show is not worth anyone’s time because it fails to offer its audience anything new or interesting. “It adds nothing. It’s not shocking, it’s not interesting, and it’s not quite crazy enough to become part of the zeitgeist. There’s nothing about these young rednecks that is particular to West Virginia, either, as much as any other state would surely deny it. These are just kids gone wild (though no wilder than you’d find in any college town). The biggest problem is, we’ve seen it all before.”