reality tv

There are no winners in Katie and Greg’s break-up

This season of The Bachelorette had it all: drama, romance, and one of the messiest break-ups in the franchise’s history.Continue...

Too Hot to Handle’s new season signals our generation’s inability to connect emotionally

Too Hot to Handle ( THTH) strikes back with a new scandalous, sizzling group of contestants once again challenged with fostering emotional connections that go beyond abs and boobs—ooh-la-la.Continue...

Embracing queer contestants makes for better reality TV

Shows like Too Hot to Handle , The Bachelor , and Love is Blind are inherently spectacles, but their representation—or lack thereof—impacts the way we perceive queer relationships, especially if shows reinforce damaging stereotypes surrounding the LGBTQ2S+ community.Continue...

Streaming should be the end of reality TV

If video killed the radio star, then streaming should kill reality television.Continue...

A beginner’s guide to viewing The Bachelor

The Bachelor returned this past Monday with a brand-new cast of single hopefuls and, as always, a dramatic season premiere.Continue...

Bachelor in Paradise's history-making match

Bachelor in Paradise had its sixth season finale last week, and it was mostly business as usual onscreen: steamy Fantasy Suite visits, dramatic fights in the sand, and unnecessarily long reunion scenes.Continue...

The Bachelorette star stands up for bodily autonomy

On a recent episode of reality show The Bachelorette, star Hannah Brown shocked audiences when she announced, “I f—ked in a windmill. And guess what? We did it a second time.”Continue...

Are You the One? is television’s most fantastically fluid dating show

Despite countless reality dating shows focusing on the love, drama, and sex lives of straight people, no show has effectively explored the LGBTQ+ dating experience. Until now.Continue...

Bachelor Winter Games misses the mark

Things aren’t looking too great in Bachelor world right now. As if things weren’t bad enough, Arie Luyendyk outed himself as being the worst Bachelor in history by proposing to one girl, breaking up with her on TV and proposing to a different girl shortly after on this week’s finale of The Bachelor . Unfortunately for this series, this comes right on the heels of an even more problematic Bachelor spin-off, Bachelor Winter Games .Continue...

The psychology behind watching reality TV

With the 22nd season of The Bachelor coming to an end, I got to thinking about the stark contrast of opinions people hold about shows of this genre. Why do some people have such a strong desire to watch reality TV shows while others absolutely hate them?Continue...

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