Lisa Ling’s newest show, HBO Max’s Take Out with Lisa Ling, does more than just explore the stories of people who run Asian restaurants. It tells the stories of communities that have made contributions to cuisine and culture in the United States.
It’s time for three more nonfiction podcast recommendations: reality TV in audio form. Today: Harsh Reality, The Rumor, and Lolita Podcast.
Iron Chef and longtime Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli stars in a new Food Network competition that pits her against three talented chefs. It has echoes of Tournament of Champions, and is similar to Beat Bobby Flay, but is much better.
HBO Max’s Finding Magic Mike, a dance competition based on the Channing Tatum movie, is a surprisingly emotional dance competition that has both heart and heat.
Two reality shows following groups of 20-something people—random strangers in Austin, Black friends in Los Angeles—deliver very different kinds of drama.
In its third season, Tough As Nails stepped up its challenge game, creating competitions that highlighted the difficulty of certain kinds of work but were also just very entertaining to watch.
Peacock’s Top Chef Family Style may have pre-teen and teenage contestants (paired with family members), but it is otherwise indistinguishable from Top Chef, which is why it’s so terrific.