I remember watching some of the shows between 2001-2005. They weren't too bad. Trading Spaces, Junkyard Wars, etc.
Here's a list of the gems you can see, now:
Toddlers and Tiaras
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
19 and Counting
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Say Yes to the Dress
Brides of Beverly Hills
Hoarding: Buried Alive
I think the ONLY show I see on this list that has survived from its early days is What Not To Wear. Hardly an accomplishment amongst all this other BS. It's actually depressing to think that there are people who find this entertaining. Worst of all, perhaps, is that kids watch this and then think it's the societal norm. I find myself flipping through channels, staying on TLC for about a minute JUST to see what crazy !@#$ is being shown, rolling my eyes in disgust, then, by the absolute grace of god--realizing that Law & Order is on. XD
Do you find this channel entertaining/fun to watch? What are your opinions on it--I'm interested in finding out what, exactly, is appealing and who it appeals to.