Confessions of a Reality TV Junkie

It all started with MTV's Real World, which I joined midway through the first season over thirteen years ago. There was something embarrassingly intriguing about watching the story of seven strangers, picked to live in a house, and finding out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real...The Real World. I likened my fascination with it to people slowing down on the freeway to "rubberneck" an accident - you know you shouldn't watch, but you can't help yourself. So after a segment on a NYC street where a young African American male yelled at a na