If I am to be truly honest with my readers, I have to admit that I have a love/hate relationship with reality television. As I see it, there is a spectrum with this genre. At the very top are programs that I will watch and not feel like I am brain dead. At the bottom are programs that I refuse to watch, because I feel like I am killing brain cells and precious television time.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo aired on TLC from 2012-2014. An off-shoot of Toddlers & Tiaras, the show followed the life and adventures of former child beauty contestant Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her family.
Through its short run, the reviews for this show were far from positive. I only watched short clips, but I cannot help but agree with the critics. Falling somewhere between trashy and exploitative, I know enough to know that I loath this program. If I have a choice between watching this show and not watching TV at all, I would rather not watch TV.
I do not recommend it.