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.
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All reality show and documentary TV reviews on reality blurred by TV critic Andy Dehnart. (Learn more about Andy.)
Watching people text each other and judge the reactions is occasionally fascinating, sometimes boring, and frighteningly revealing about how we try to connect with each other.
Fox’s adaptation of the UK show turns flirtation into an unnecessary competition, but those first dances are pretty magical.
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!
A new competition has people facing off against bears in five challenges. I talked to producers about how exactly it came together.
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.
The gift wrapping competition Wrap Battle is a lot of holiday fun despite some baffling judging and discordant choices.
An interview with College Behind Bars director Lynn Novick and producer Sarah Botstein about their four-part series, which goes into prisons to follow students in the Bard Prison Initiative.
The Disney Plus reality series profiles truly incredible kids who are doing awesome work, and also does a lot of advertising for Marvel.
On his new CNBC show, Alex Rodriguez isn’t as invested Marcus Lemonis is on The Profit, though it turns out Alex and Marcus were friends in high school (!).
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.
Australia’s cooking competition The Chef’s Line is the best cooking competition on Netflix now, while Interior Design Masters didn’t live up to its potential.
The Gaten Matarazzo-hosted prank show is scary for all the wrong reasons, and far more tedious than terrifying.
Watching The Great British Baking Show season 10 weekly has been a delight, and so have the contestants. But the challenges are a little suspicious.