• Skin Wars is paint-by-numbers reality TV, but it is also terrific

  • Join the escape room craze from your couch on Race to Escape

  • Life on the Reef is another wonderfully gripping nature series

  • Naked and Afraid XL is like a more juvenile version of Real World

  • Review: survival reality shows Alone and The Island

  • The Last Alaskans is a peaceful, beautiful reality series like no other

  • UnREAL is the summer show you should not miss

  • A review of CBS’ The Briefcase and its $100,000 decision

  • The new spin-off Beyond the Tank is too much like Shark Tank

  • The absurd pleasures and pain of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars

  • An envelope on The Jinx: the year’s most shocking unscripted moment

  • Thoughts on Ellen’s Design Challenge, Framework, and Street Art Throwdown

  • Why The Great British Baking Show is so delicious

  • A collision of two worlds in Diane von Furstenberg’s fascinating House of DVF

  • The Chair is flawless, riveting reality TV

  • Top Chef Duels: a near-perfect spin-off, except for Curtis Stone

  • What Wizard Wars, the best magic reality show, should change for season two

  • Why I fell in love with Married at First Sight

  • The Quest is summer’s best new reality show

  • Drag Race reconsidered: a lot to love underneath the makeup

  • The new best reality competition series is Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge

  • Chrisley Knows Best is so addictively awful

  • Thanks, Lindsay Lohan and Oprah, for giving us a reality show about the making of a reality show

  • Friday Night Tykes: the reality show that’s too real for some people, including me

  • The Taste’s second season: so much better than the first