Cheaters may have some fake elements in the show but I highly doubt it's all fake; you can't fake some of those reactions. I suspect it's like the Jerry Springer show where it's fake stories mixed in with real ones and the earlier seasons are probably all real.
I still remember one of the most historical L's I've ever seen anyone take on the show. Some Hispanic dude caught his girl cheating in a park, squared up with the half-naked dude(nh) who was fucking his girl and got slept immediately.
I don't know about gone to shit but if anyone thinks the music being made now is anywhere close quality wise to the music being made in the 90's early 2000's they're lying to themselves. People say "you're just old" but that's a specious argument and an easy way to skirt the issue. Listen to the lyricism, the content, the creativity and don't just rely on tropes like 'our parents said the same thing about our music'. Take the music, bar for bar, song for song, album for album and you'll see the disparity.