I’ve long admitted I’m a watcher — if not all-out fan — of reality TV.
I watch every season and version of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and endure whatever “Housewives” rerun is on at 2 a.m.
But I can’t say I’m a fan of all reality TV.
There are some I just can’t get my head around, let alone stand. Shows about teenage mothers, polygamists, extreme hoarders, pageant toddlers, folks who coupon and greasy attentive-starved twentysomethings living on the Jersey Shore just don’t appeal to me.
But there’s one show that I feel has crossed the line of decency — and it’s not even that interesting, either.
According to the New York Post, the production company that brought us “American Stuffers,” “Outrageous Kids Parties” and “Dance Moms” has created a reality TV show about mothers who breastfeed older children.
Maybe Collins Avenue is riding the controversy generated by a recent Time cover, which showed a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son.
Who in the world wants to watch this? I mean, are we that starved for content on TV we’ll turn to watching the strange breastfeeding behaviors of mothers? What’s wrong with us, with them, with society?
I guess watching a Nobel Peace Prize-winning scholar work in her lab or a best-selling author write his next novel isn’t riveting TV. But at least it will be educational and useful on some level.
Breastfeeding toddlers? I don’t think so.
Anyone over reality TV, too?