A few recommendations for happiness-inducing things to watch, from Judi Dench to excellent shows from Starz, which is offering show free to non-subscribers.
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.)
Here are nine shows you can watch or stream right now to take your mind off whatever is consuming your attention.
Great chefs—who you may know best from judging Food Network competitions—have been gathered by Guy Fieri for a swift and fun bracketed tournament.
Christian Siriano’s sassy quips, “A Little Bit Alexis,” and the end of a great sitcom are all sparking joy for me this week.
The Crystal Maze offers eight simple but challenging and watchable challenges per episode, connected by Adam Conover’s energy and improv.
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.
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.