In this Amazing Race season 1 oral history, people involved with the first season—producers, cast, and crew—reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how a race around the world and TV show came togethe.
The very best of reality blurred’s reality TV coverage, including reporting, reviews, and essays published since the year 2000.
This collection of my The Mole season 1 recaps and analysis explores, episode by episode, tests, strategies, and notable events of ABC’s Anderson Cooper-hosted competition reality show.
This collection of my Survivor Borneo recaps explores the strategy, challenges, and events of CBS’s Survivor season one, which introduced us to Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk, Rudy Boesch, Kelly Wiglesworth, Gervase Peterson, Colleen Haskell, and the other players in a game that changed television forever.
This collection of my Survivor: The Australian Outback recaps explores the strategy, challenges, and events of CBS’s Survivor season two, which introduced us to Tina Wesson, Colby Donaldson, Jerri Manthey, Elisabeth Filarski, Amber Brkich, Mike Skupin, Rodger Bingham, Alicia Calaway, Kimmi Kappenberg, and other members of the Ogakor and Kucha tribes.
I love watching Shark Tank for its mini-infomercials about products I sometimes buy, as gifts or for myself. But one of those products has infected neighborhoods across the country: Amazon’s Ring, which was pitched on Shark Tank by Jamie Siminoff as DoorBot.
“To say that there aren’t women in shark science is utterly ridiculous,” a Black female marine biologist told me. So I asked both Discovery’s Shark Week and National Geographic’s Sharkfest why they focused on white male shark scientists in their marketing and casting.
The contract Live PD has with law enforcement reveals the show’s tape delay, gives police power prevent filming or stop footage from airing, and much more.