We'll be the first to admit a certain initial skepticism about reality TV. Once upon a time, long ago, we doubted that any unscripted TV show would really be worth watching, but then we actually tuned in and realized that combining great "characters" with thoughtful documentary-style video is all you need to create the rudiments of a good story. We gave reality a chance, and now we're as addicted as the rest of the world.
So what reality did we enjoy watching the most this season? As part of E! Online's gala Best of 2010 celebration, here's our list of the Top 10 Reality TV Shows of 2010:
Don't like our picks? Don't worry, you'll get your chance to weigh in on the Best of 2010 TV starting tomorrow!
—Additional reporting by Jennifer Arrow, Megan Masters and Drusilla Moorhouse