reality tv

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...

The relatability of ‘real’ television

Long before Juan Pablo charmed us on the past season of The Bachelor, viewers were tuning into CBS to watch Jeff Probst announce the first-ever winner of Survivor: Borneo.Continue...

The fancies and follies of the first MasterChef Canada

MasterChef , the biggest culinary show in the world, pitting home cooks against each other, has finally come to Canada.

However, this isn’t a show to be watched exclusively by...Continue...

Accepting gender diversity on America's Next Top Model

Twenty cycles over seven years – that’s how long it took for male contestants to finally be on America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). Some dubbed last week’s finale as a battle of the sexes...Continue...

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