Guilty Pleasures Reality TV Showdown: 'Flavor of Love' vs. 'My Antonio'
PopWatch is on a quest to determine the Greatest Guilty Pleasure Reality TV Show of All Time. We have 32 seeded contestants in four categories (see full bracket here), and we’re getting started with the sexytimes of the Relationships category. Which makes you swoon more, Flavor Flav’s big clock or the former soap star showing off those abs? Come back at 4 pm ET to vote for the next match-up.
Quarterfinals, Relationships: Flavor of Love vs. My Antonio
Flavor of Love
The ur-text of VH1’s love-contest shows, Flavor of Love spawned an entire genre of programming not to mention a “family” of former contestants whose spinoffs continue to populate the station. Flavor Flav’s debauched series featured cat fights, awkward (phonetically spelled) nicknames, and a woman actually soiling herself. For the record, no, that’s not what got her eliminated. Yeah, the show will give you STDs of the mind, but there’s a reason it was VH1’s most popular show ever. – Margaret Lyons
My, my, my indeed. My Antonio tried to distinguish itself by having an unusually handsome former star at its center, but it was the involvement of his mother (the constant, almost creepy over-involvement) and his ex-wife (as a contestant trying to win him back) that really planted this show’s flag. Well…that and the fact that a contestant slapped a producer. – Margaret Lyons
Photo Credit: Flavor of Love: VH1; My Antonio: Piotr Sikora/VH1