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9 comforting, even quiet reality shows to watch or stream right now

9 comforting, even quiet reality shows to watch or stream right now
Mary Berry on series five of The Great British Bake-Off. (Photo by Des Willie/Love Productions)

This has been a stressful week/month/year/decade, and with a lot of uncertainty in our futures, that anxiety will probably continue. As I wrote in my newsletter this morning, entertainment and diversion services a vital role, especially in this time of social distancing. And I want to offer a little help.

There are endless options—and this week, many of you shared reality TV that gives you comfort— so this list is by no means exhaustive. Just a handful of recommendations for unscripted shows you may not have thought of immediately. Enjoy whatever you decide to watch or do! Take care of yourselves, and, of course, wash your hands.

Relaxing, quiet reality TV shows

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  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.


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