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Posts from: October 2015

With Hunted, can CBS make a familiar reality show format work?

The first new CBS series announced by the network’s new president Glenn Geller, a professed reality TV fan, is Hunted, an import from the UK. It will be produced by Endemol Shine North America. Can they find success with a format that has been tried many times in the US but has not really worked …

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The two insane things that Survivor left out of the episode

The second episode of Survivor Cambodia Second Chance was a terrific hour of television, with entertaining twists and dramatic moments. But it left out a crazy moment and also completely misrepresented the actual events that led to Shirin’s exit. Shirin says she was voted out ultimately because she tried to protect her alliance, which included …

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Dramatic reversals, overreactions make for a thrilling Survivor Cambodia

Sometimes on Survivor, the best, most entertaining, most strategic thing happens, and it’s still a tiny bit disappointing. That’s how I felt about the rather incredible swing from last week to this week. The editing gives Jeff Varner a lot of credit for the major shift that turned members of episode one’s alliance into its …

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Killer bees attacked Naked and Afraid’s crew

Naked and Afraid has published a video of its crew members on an island off the coast of Panama being attacked by killer bees. They’re scouting for locations two days before the survivalists arrive to begin the experiment. The video is brief, but shows them fleeing, suffering from the effects of the bee stings (including …

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