The Repair Shop—a BBC series that’s available via Netflix, and on which objects are restored—is charming, warm, and set in a barn. In other words, it’s perfect.
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.)
Making It season 2 was a wonderful way to end 2019, with crafty creativity and camaraderie. NBC, please give us a Making It season 3!
Andy Dehnart’s selection of outstanding reality TV and documentary reality shows from 2019.
The first season of BBC Three’s Drag Race UK, which aired on Logo, was a brilliant season and a bloody good time.
Three recommendations for wonderful podcasts to listen to—perhaps this Thanksgiving weekend, while you travel or when you need to listen to something other than your family and friends.
Kristen Bell’s show, which reunites the casts of high school plays, is a smoky fireplace of a reality show, radiating warmth and consistently causing my eyes to water.
Showtime’s terrific new unscripted series takes us inside a therapist’s office for weekly visits with four couples.
Netflix’s new competition series is a thrill to watch, like a reality TV version of Fast & Furious on a stunning obstacle course.
Where other shows have found themselves trapped in the sand, the mini golf competition Holey Moley soars, thanks in part to Stephen Curry’s self-deprecation and Rob Riggle’s commentary.
Each episode of Songland is different, with a new artist choosing from four songwriters’ songs—and then revising and reworking them.
Instant Hotel season 2 is on Netflix starting today. It’s a lot of light but crazy fun drama.
This is what we’d been missing: wild creativity from the designers and from Project Runway itself.
USA Network’s reboot of Temptation Island ends tonight, as the couples decide if they’ll stay together, split up, or leave each other for someone they met on Maui.
One person has five first dates on Dating Around, which gives us multiple episodes with queer people of color dating other queer people of color. That shouldn’t be remarkable, but it is.
BBC America’s latest Planet Earth series takes a different approach, and one that’s quite effective.