What is it about reality shows that makes them so addictive? There are plenty of shows that I've declared I will never watch again. Then, flipping through the channels when I can't sleep, I'll end up watching The Real Housewives of Orange County or Parental Control or Flip This House. Then, poof! Hours of my life gone, and nothing to show for it, except for a vague guilty feeling. Seems like there's enough drama in life to avoid being sucked into someone else's drama on TV, and yet, we watch.