9 MTV Reality Shows You Totally Forgot Existed

RIP 'The Ashlee Simpson Show'.

The early aughts were some weird years. Low-rise jeans, original selfies (AKA Myspace bathroom pics), and velour were big, and while lounging in your Juicy Jumpsuit, you might just peruse the offerings of MTV. (You did, admit it.) Here, a smattering of reality shows you probably totally forgot were actual things that you watched.

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1 'Rich Girls' (2003)

The show followed the daughters of two successful businessmen: Ally Hilfiger (daughter of Tommy) and best friend Jaime Gleicher. At one point, they talk about the ethics of paying $400 for shoes or...saving a life. You know—the important stuff.

2 'Surf Girls'(2003)

Fourteen amateur surfers, picked to live in a house, wear a ton of Roxy, and compete to get the chance to go pro.

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3 'Life of Ryan' (2007 - 2009)

Pro skateboarder (and my Old School crush, not gonna lie) Ryan Sheckler takes center stage in this show that somehow lasted 3 seasons. (How?) In it, he boards, takes care of his little bros, and (obviously) flirts with girls. The best is his monologues on life and love and happiness. So wise, that Ryan. So wise.

4 'The Ashlee Simpson Show' (2004)

Before we knew Ashlee Simpson as a person in her own right, we knew of her as Jessica's cool/edgy sister who wore a lot of skinny scarves.

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5 'The Osbournes' (2002 - 2005)

Lasting 5 seasons, we were in love with Ozzy and his (then unknown) family. BTW, seeing Kelly as an angsty teenager is amazing.

6 'Sorority Life' (2002)

That Michelle Branch intro, though.

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7 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave' (2004)

Their marriage lasted two years.

8 'Meet the Barkers' (2005)

Travis Barker of Blink 182 and his then wife Shanna Moakler challenged the idea of your wholesome, next door neighbors by actually being pretty chill...

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9 '8th & Ocean' (2006)

This show was apparently so bad, you can't even find *any* real video of it. It's like as a society we collectively said "nope" and moved on. Here's the theme song though. Also, what happened to Teddy? Fans need to know.

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