These get a bad press - especially the ones that seem to depend on the possibility of people having sex to attract viewers. What happened to Big Brother is quite sad in that regard. It used to be quite diverting. To begin with, they got a random cross-section of normal people. Then it was interesting to see how fame-seekers and "quirky characters" were drawn to the show, because of all the attention given to the original contestants. Now it's just a bunch of beautiful (by mainstream standards) young adults in a house. Celeb Big Brother is still semi-interesting, because the constraint of finding famous-ish people - who'll actually do it - means you end up with more assorted personalities. It's just a shame so many of them are awful. I've also had my fill of talent shows, since the staging and pacing are so contrived and cringe-worthy. Despite that, I do actually love some reality formats. Come Dine With Me and Four in a Bed are two shows I find really easy to watch. I'm always happy to veg out in front of a weekend omnibus of either. Coach Trip was another one I quite liked. And I feel pretty relaxed if I'm watching something - anything - where someone either cooks a meal or buys, builds or renovates a house. I think these less dramatic formats fill the "easy TV" gap that soaps used to fill (and still do, for some people). They're effectively real life soap operas. I would probably count Come Dine With Me as one of my favourite TV shows. Top five, certainly. Do you like reality TV? If not, why not?