And I find myself wishing I had my ignorance back.
How about Doomsday to join the cast.
It's really not as bad as you're making it out to be.
The show itself is oddly entertaining... I don't watch reality TV and I've only seen a few episodes (while at friends or cousins house) but it's not totally what it's made out to be.
All but one ("The Situation") of the characters on the show are really pretty cool... I think it says a lot when a group of people, after 3 weeks of knowing each other, are loyal and supportive. Other shows (The Real World, etc) have shown quite the opposite.