This week I found out that Reality TV doesn’t have to be mind-numbing. This was thanks to the first episode of a new series called Push Girls. It’s standard Reality fare – about breakups, hookups, stalled careers, friends and frenemies, babies yes or babies no – all served up with an occasional meltdown. But on most reality shows I have trouble keeping the female characters straight – they all look alike to me. The Push Girls are stunningly beautiful, but without the cookie-cutter sameness of most reality stars. I wasn’t even thrown off by the fact that all four women are wheelchair users. A savvy producer has introduced the chairs as a subplot, as something secondary to dating, work, budgets, and all the other things that absorb the lives of young women. Difference is not presented as defective. Even in a world where no two snowflakes are alike, that can still be a difficult concept to embrace. Generally life is easier if one can walk, and see, and hear, and think. But the assumption that the absence of these automatically entails a lesser life stems from fear or misinformation, not reality. And it seems this particular reality show aims, along the way, to demonstrate just that. Here’s hoping the Push Girls start a wave. So that at some point the lowest common denominator is no longer the only reality on Reality TV.