Blown Away: Christmas brings back Cat, Andi, Alexander, Edgar, and Nao to compete in four holiday-themed challenges for $20,000. But it’s dropped Nick Uhas as host, replacing him with Bobby Berk.
Great reality TV shows, outstanding documentary series, must-read stories about reality show stars and productions, and must-listen reality podcasts—everything that reality blurred editor and TV critic Andy Dehnart recommends. (Learn more about Andy.)
Holiday Baking Championship 2021 has offered me a lot of what I’m missing from The Great British Baking Show the past few years, and also is just a welcome presence on my TV every November and December.
PBS’s excellent series American Veterans just allows individuals to share their own stories and experiences, which are very different even though they all served in the military.
Three nonfiction podcast recommendations, including the story of a Shark Tank and American Ninja Warrior producer whose BFF conned him, and an in-depth look at the comic strip Cathy.
On Netflix’s Baking Impossible, The Great British Bake-Off finalist Andrew Smyth’s “bakineering” talents have become a Netflix competition series that pairs bakers and engineers and challenges them to create functional things out of edible materials. Highly recommended!
Squeaky Clean, a cleaning competition hosted by Leslie Jordan that I absolutely recommend, is one of the former Quibi shows that is now streaming for free, on the web and via The Roku Channel app.
Amazon’s compelling documentary series LuLaRich effectively tells the story of the multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe. But the podcast The Dream is even better at exploring MLMs.