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Reality shows can be addictive, even if some are not particularly healthy to be watching.

Take ‘Big Brother’, … please, as the old joke goes.

It’s an interesting study of how strangers behave when confined together for days, weeks and even months at a time.

All for the lure of $500,000.

Sounds tempting, right?

Except when you consider that like much like lottery winners, reality show victors aren’t happy or satisfied for very long … much like Survivor’s Richard Hatch.

The father-daughter pairing of so-called “Evil Dick” and Danielle are good examples of unhappy looking people.

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The money they won as the final two contestants on season eight may have drove the wedge that already existed between them even further.

Yes, I am aware they did not get along before their first pairing on the show, but now they seem even more dark, distant and unhappier than before.

Romantic couple Jeff and Jordan, meanwhile, are nice enough people — except for his horrendously vulgar mouth — but there is little substance beyond the good looks.

Finally, Brendon and Rachel, AKA Brenchol, are proof there is a match for everyone out there.

I’m no prize, believe me, but that couple puts the absorbed in self-absorbed and the noxious in obnoxious.

The problem isn’t so much that “Big Brother” is watching them … but rather that we’re watching Big Brother.

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