17 Early ‘00s Reality Shows We Almost Forgot About
The Simple Life
The Simple Life defined an entire pop culture era. The show chronicled the misadventures of heiresses Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie as they tried to live the lives of everyday Americans. The Simple Life launched Paris and Nicole’s much-documented friendship and also introduced the general public to their dumb blonde on-screen personas. The roots of our current Kardashian obsessed culture can be found in The Simple Life, which taught America how much it loved to hate rich girls with TV shows. We miss the campy fun of watching Paris and Nicole gleefully fail at every task they were assigned. Sadly, The Simple Life ended after five seasons in 2007.