Say Yes to the Dress

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 now voting on the questionable “reality” of the “Real” Lives category. After you vote, please leave comments about why you love the show you chose.

Quarterfinals, “Real” Lives: Bridezillas vs. Say Yes to the Dress


Ah Bridezillas: the tantrum/food fight about cake flavorings, punches thrown at the rehearsal, disowning of close family members, having bridesmaids spray paint grass green, ladies in white dresses cursing more than any sailor. The thing that truly, truly scares me (and makes this show great) is that you get the feeling that these women would act like this even if cameras weren’t around. Yikes. It seems like they should drive these couples straight from the wedding chapel to Divorce Court. The Bridezillas moment I may have loved the most was the robotic bride who threatened to go home when her nephew went missing at the reception – not because she was worried about his safety, natch, just because she couldn’t stand not being center of attention. – Wendy Mitchell

Say Yes to the Dress

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes to bitchy bridesmaids, penny-pinching mothers and the diva-esque brides-to-be who want to try on 70 dresses in a half hour. The brides come and go, but the real stars of this show are the Kleinfeld’s staffers who seem desperate to close a sale with each and every bride – I especially love it when Randy sashays in to offer his fashion opinions, even if they aren’t requested. Sure there are some sweet brides in beautiful gowns from time to time, but I’d much rather watch the trainwrecks who are willing to remortgage their trailer home to get into a see-through lace concoction or a pink dress. Fashion, bitchiness, dysfunctional families (remember that mom who slapped the poor alterations manager?), and the occasional heartwarming story of a military bride – what more could you want in a reality show? – Wendy Mitchell

Photo Credit, Say Yes to the Dress: TLC