6 of the Worst Reality Shows of All Time

Generally speaking, there is nothing wrong with reality television. When the phenomenon first appeared on MTV in the form of The Real World: New York, everyone was intrigued. They have strangers living with each other? And they're on camera? Interesting. But it wasn't long before outrageous shows began appearing on every channel imaginable.

I personally flat-out adore Top Chef on Bravo. And to my husband's dismay, I have been known to watch a little bit too much of The Real Housewives of New York City. (Ok, Beverly Hills, too...) But these shows (some would argue) have some merit. At least Top Chef does.

In the list below, we have gathered some shows that are just plain awful. In fact, we would all probably be better off if they were never on the air. Seriously. The sad part is, there was an inordinate number of shows to choose from. If you disagree with any that we listed, we could come back with ten more that simply reeked.

6. Dating Naked

Ok, I get the appeal. The producers know what sells (sex and nudity, obviously) and figured that this would be a good, easy way to get some eyeballs. But the point of the show is for these good-looking twenty-somethings to find Mr./Miss Right and they actually think they're making meaningful connections with the people they're "dating." But they're naked all the time. Hard to really get to know someone when you have to simultaneously stare at their naked bum, dontcha think?

5. Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?

Here's the premise: A bunch of women try to woo a multi-millionaire in the hopes of marrying him. While some extra money certainly does allow for comfort and luxury, it does not guarantee a happy marriage. The winner, Darva Conger, wanted out almost immediately after tying the knot with millionaire Rick Rockwell. It was also revealed that Rick's former girlfriend filed a restraining order against him for abuse. What a healthy way for two people to meet and fall in love!