Guilty Pleasures Reality TV Showdown: 'Rock of Love' vs. 'Momma's Boys'
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 (see today’s first matchup of Flavor of Love vs. My Antonio). After you vote, please leave comments about why you chose the show you did!
Quarterfinals, Relationships: Rock of Love vs. Momma’s Boys
Rock of Love
Each season is an epic battle among some of the greatest skanks in all the land. Which one can not only hold her liquor the longest, but pretend the hardest that she’s in love with Bret Michaels, the lead singer of the band Poison? Bret Michaels has diabetes. It’s a pretty big part of the show. How can you not love that? Also alluring: One of the series’ most memorable ”challenges” was the Stroller Derby, in which the contestants wheeled baby dolls around a death rink while attempting to win a race and possibly off each other. This was supposed to prove that they’d be great moms. Come on, this show is historic. – Annie Barrett
Just in time for the holidays last year, NBC graced us with Momma’s Boys, a show that became a horrific addiction for many. What kept us watching? Hard to know if it was Mrs. “I’m not racist” B damn near jumping out of the helicopter when she saw JoJo in a hot tub with Misty, a black woman; Lorraine, who wanted Michael to choose Erica, the Penthouse Pet of the Year (he didn’t); or Esther, who sunk her claws so deep into her son Rob, that he ended up choosing Lauren, the Jewish girl to please her (they didn’t last). The sick feeling that the moms secretly wanted to bed their own son has slowly faded, but the ick factor remains. – Marc Vera
Photo Credit: Rock of Love: Scott Odgers; Momma’s Boys: Mitchell Haaseth