With half the year over, the time has come to reflect on the trashiest moments the trashiest genre of television—reality TV, of course—has provided us. Most involve scalp-splitting altercations between likely intoxicated people in need of immense therapy. Others vary along the lines of trifling acts of adultery, joyous examples of how to cuss someone out properly, and other ridiculousness. And if you're wondering, yes, VH1 is practically the Beyoncé of ratchet television, with Bravo serving the role of Kelly Rowland on a good day. You may be surprised at some of the other networks responsible for trash TV. That includes you, Oprah.

In any event, for those of you who enjoy the ratchet, get into this list—and judge the guilty parties accordingly.

Written by Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick)

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