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.
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.)
ABC’s Ultimate Surfer surprised me in many ways. It’s a talent competition that takes place thanks to a wave machine at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, and also involves strategy between the surfers.
If you liked the early seasons of The Great Food Truck Race, where actual owners in their actual food trucks competed against each other, you’ll probably like Burger Truck Brawl, on which the Billionaire Burger Boyz compete against a different truck in each episode.
HBO’s Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump is a pleasant and charming reality TV show set at a small news station near Las Vegas that celebrates its quirky characters, and the work they do.
Sunderland ‘Til I Die, a real-life Ted Lasso, is an outstanding behind-the-scenes look at a team and its fans
Netflix’s Sunderland ‘Til I Die takes us behind the scenes with the fans, players, coaches, staff, and executives at Sunderland A.F.C., a football club that has just been relegated. Highly recommended.
Lil Rel hosts Small Fortune, an NBC competition game show on which teams of three attempt challenging tasks on amusing, tiny little sets. Highly recommended.
Top Chef Portland has been near-perfect, everything I want from both a reality competition and Bravo’s marquee reality series: great challenges; strong, likable contestants; and several surprises.