Love is Blind is a new Netflix dating series that starts with fascinating interactions similar to The Circle, but then becomes a more cautionary tale.
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All reality show and documentary TV reviews on reality blurred by TV critic Andy Dehnart. (Learn more about Andy.)
The editing and filming of Food Network’s latest baking championship is incredibly clunky and atypically amateurish.
Lego Masters is firmly in Will Arnett’s sardonic grip, but it’s still a dazzling display of talent, creativity, and multicolor spectacle.
A review of USA Network’s rebooted Biggest Loser, plus interviews with researchers and the show’s talent about its approach to weight loss.
The Crystal Maze offers eight simple but challenging and watchable challenges per episode, connected by Adam Conover’s energy and improv.
A review of Bravo’s new competition Spy Games, plus interviews with assessor Erroll Southers and Kinetic Content’s Eric Detwiler about the show.
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.
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.