Reality Shows - Jaya Franklin

There are way too many reality shows on television.

I think that some people watch reality shows because they represent things that the viewer would not do. For instance, the show "Fear Factor." My 16-year-old godson loves the show. He enjoys watching people eat bugs and all types of other horrific things. For some reason, he finds it amusing.

But what I don't understand is, he has a weak stomach. He throws up even if you say something nasty while he's eating. It's like he can visualize it and he can barely keep down things like beans and okra.

But he loves the show. On the other hand, I don't have a weak stomach and I can't watch the show, because I think it's gross. I hate to see humans eating things that can cause them to get sick or have some sort of disease.

One reality show that I wish would be taken off the air is "College Hill." "College Hill" is a reality show that airs on Black Entertainment Television. The show is about black college students, who are usually living in a big city, all under one roof. The show is produced by Tracey Edmonds, ex-wife of Babyface, the singer and songwriter.

One of the issues that I have with this show is the fact that it depicts college students in a bad light. The students are hardly ever focused on their education. They are trying to be rappers, models and other typical things that have nothing to do with college.

Then, on top of that, there is always a black male on the show who plays a "ladies man" type of character. The guy is usually cheating on his girlfriend, and is sex crazy.

Then, of course, there is always a girl who thinks that she is God's gift to the world. It's so predictable. Everytime I see the previews, I think, who are the writers for this show?

I mean, it's the same thing each episode and it bothers me, because I used to be a college student and I was nothing like this, and neither were my peers.

However, I know that there are people out there who are similar to the actors on the show. But, they at least should have some people on the show to balance out the ongoing nonsense.

Jaya Franklin covers government for the Henry Daily Herald. She can be reached via e-mail at jfranklin@henryherald.com.