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Reality TV show reviews

All reality show and documentary TV reviews on reality blurred by TV critic Andy Dehnart. (Learn more about Andy.)

Big Shot with Bethenny is not The Apprentice. It’s a pointless mess full of hypocrisy.

The Big Shot with Bethenny is not The Apprentice. It’s such a mess that it made me long for the original format, and we all know how that turned out. Sometimes her new series resembles the chaotic, unprofessional workplace of Bravo’s Flipping Out; sometimes it’s one of Bethenny Frankel’s Real Housewives’ spin-offs; and sometimes it’s like one of those flat, failed Apprentice clones from the late 2000s.

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Real World Homecoming and Challenge All Stars: nostalgic MTV reality TV in two very different forms

The Real World Homecoming: New York was perfect, a look back that was firmly grounded in today. It celebrated the original show while also offering something new. The Challenge: All Stars, not so much.

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