wine expert selects wines that go best with current reality TV shows.

wine expert selects wines that go best with current reality TV shows.
Most reality TV fans over the age of 21, ahem, know that the only way to make it through yet another episode of, say, Big Brother is with an adult beverage at hand, usually a bottle of Nyquil. Quoted in the Boston Herald, wine expert Karen MacNeil takes the high road and suggests wines that go well with our current slate of reality TV shows. Her selections: Survivor Vanuatu: cote-rotie (the “vinous equivalent of the primal scream”). Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: sherry (“the hippest, most stylish wine of all”). The Bachelor: pinot noir. Average Joe 4: shiraz. Growing up Gotti: sauvignon blanc (“sassy, wild, dangerous”). Other reality TV wine pairings are detailed on her web site, including cabernet sauvignon for The Amazing Race (“resilient enough to endure just about anything”).

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.