Edwardian Country House, aka Manor House in the US, is now streaming on Acorn TV and Amazon Prime, and its six episodes are a must-watch.
A review of PBS’ Victorian Slum House, aka BBC’s The Victorian Slum, a living history show that has its participants experience extreme poverty.
My heart started racing when I saw three words on a PBS schedule for early May—three words that made me think instantly of some of the best unscripted drama of the 2000s. Those words: Victorian Slum House. Could it be—could this be another one of the living history, historical house shows?
It’s time for reality television to return to shows set in earlier time periods. The drama flowed when ordinary people lived as our ancestors did.
Taking equals and subjecting them to the inequality of Edwardian England became a fascinating reality TV experiment.
Texas Ranch House, PBS’ latest historical reality series, debuts tonight at 8 p.m. ET on most PBS stations, and airs two hours a night for four nights. The show follows a group of 15 people as they live in 1867 Texas and work on a ranch, and is narrated by Brokeback Mountain star Randy Quaid. …
PBS’ next historical reality series debuts next Monday at 8, airing two hour episodes for four nights. The show’s site now includes profiles of the 15 participants, who are divided by their living quarters: the bunkhouse and the ranch house. Although the show’s six cowboys make a Brokeback Mountain comparisons inevitable, none of the cast …