The Typing Monkey doesn't understand most "reality" television programming -- the shows themselves, not just the popularity of the shows.
And by reality TV, we mean the kind those shows that would have us believe that people with no discernible talent, and often with little of value to offer to the world, are somehow worth paying attention to simply because they allow a camera crew to follow them around and document the minutiae of their daily lives.
That's on us, and we're okay with not watching them because we can change the channel.
With that in mind, we urge you to read Dennis Perkins' A.V. Club review of a new show on the Lifetime network called Pretty Wicked Moms.
Here's an excerpt from his review that lets the reader know what they're in for: "Once you’re comparing the relative merits of various reality shows, you’re simply sorting piles of crap by size and color—you can do it, but you’re going to end up covered in crap."
And that's just a parenthetical aside. It's good writing and worth your time.