And if it makes you uncomfortable, or screws with your inner narrative, it's because the show is loaded with what we Americans spend a great deal of time avoiding these days: THE TRUTH.
We know more about reality TV plotlines than the economy. We vote more often for SYTYCD and American Idol than we do in our real elections. We know who is sleeping around on Real Housewives, which Toddler needs her tiara shoved up her mom's ass, which piece of slime on the Jersey Shore got drunk last night, and which Bachelor got a tongue kiss in a human stewpot, but we don't know geography, world events, current events, accurate history, why/where we are at war (and how many die daily), who our congressmen/women are, or care enough to research when we are lapping up lies in our inboxes forwarded from Cousin Betty or Uncle Bob.
We are a sloppy, intellectually lazy electorate.
We are. But we don't have to be.