Are You The One? airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET on MTV.

Reality Roundup: Are You the One?-Oh-One

There’s a certain kind of thrill that comes from watching Are You The One?.  It’s that special sort of thrill that’s reserved for indulging in the most exotic of guilty pleasures, like Flamin’ Hot Funions or watermelon-flavored Oreos.  In cases such as this, you know the only earthly reason that particularly explosive combination of chemicals…

Reality Roundup: The Lighter Side

As the world mourns the recently announced, definitely-not-inevitable split of The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Shannon and David Beador, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to shake the sense that life is anything more than a series of dark disappointments. It was therefor with the heaviest of hearts that I turned to the rest of reality…

Reality Roundup: That Moment When…

Despite its name, reality television often requires a degree of suspended belief, and even when that degree turns into multiple degrees, I find myself getting caught up in the moment. Without fail, such moments are always miles away from precious and that’s what makes them truly great. That Moment When… a Bra Becomes an Earplug-Smuggling…

Reality Roundup: A Few of My Favorite People

There’s a reason I tune into reality shows week after week, and it’s not just my addictive personality. Mostly. The people – some of whom I’ve been watching for years, others who flit in and out for a few unforgettable moments – and all the crazy they bring with them, are what truly gives reality…

Reality Roundup: Jersey Does Boca

Sliding into the season with the undeniably heartbreaking death of Teresa’s mother, The Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ) would have had me seriously concerned if I weren’t so busy, you know, bawling in the kind of way typically reserved for episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and YouTube videos of people reuniting with their pets. As…

Reality Roundup: What Wouldn’t Lance Bass Do?

Ladies and gentlemen, Lance Bass is AVAILABLE. Not in the romantic sense (based on Bass’s 2016 narrative, he and his husband may be starting a family any day now) – but professionally, he is – as his IMDB page confirms – a “jack-of-all-trades.” No longer just a charming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cameo, the…

Reality Roundup: Pick of the Pairings

Eggplant Parmesan and tequila may be many things but at its core, it’s a terrible idea for a pairing. Just ask some recent Below Deck guests. On the contrary (and luckily for all of our lives), reality TV has offered a number of pairings over the past week that aren’t nearly as much of a…

Reality Roundup: What Football Season Means to Me

Having long insisted that reality is my sports, I understand football in principle.  But with the season now fully in swing, I’m still have a little trouble relating to it in practice. Enter WAGS Miami. Focusing on, as the name implies, the wives and girlfriends of professional athletes, the show has allowed me to slowly…

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