Burnett: North Shore is “not all about surfing, it’s about the characters.”

Burnett: North Shore is “not all about surfing, it’s about the characters.”
The WB’s Boarding House: North Shore is “not all about surfing, it’s about the characters, which is what I like best,” says Mark Burnett, who came on board the show for post-production to help with editing. The series debuts June 18 at 9 p.m. ET and follows seven surfers competing in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in Hawaii. Burnett says “[t]he surfing contest raises the stakes. They don’t want to lose anyway, and they especially don’t want to lose on television.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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