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Man, It Looks So Different From All the Other Reality Shows!

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | August 18, 2015 |


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Zoo on CBS at 9:00pm ET. This episode is called “The Cheese Stands Alone” so I think someone at this show knows how ridiculous it is.

Hack My Life on TruTV at 9:00pm ET. Second season premiere. Better people than I have address the fact that the term “hack” has been completely stripped of all practical meaning. But I feel strongly that it’s worth reiterating: tips or tricks to make every day tasks easier are not “hacks” they are, you know, tips or tricks. And if your “hack” involves more than two extra steps and/or specialized knowledge or physical abilities it is not a “hack” at all but just an over-complicated idea that is probably easier for all of one person.

Real Husbands of Hollywood on BET at 10:00pm ET. Fourth season premiere.

WAGS on E at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This new reality series follows the wives and girlfriends of professional athletes. The term comes from British slang, I believe, and it’s definitely one of those British slang terms that has always driven me up a wall for reasons I can’t put my finger on. Kind of like “lippie.” Anyway, mostly this should drive home that American athletes do not make ANY money compared to Premiere League players.

Hollywood Game Night on NBC at 10:01pm ET.

Genevieve Burgess finds most regional slang charming or at least interesting but there are always notable exceptions.


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