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Seven Seasons in, ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Still Shocks

It’s that time of year again.  The Malbec is a-flowin’, the Lala is a-groanin’, and Jax Taylor is swearing that he’s a changed man.  Obviously, that last thing is definitely a new one. Still, for a show that’s been airing as long as it has, Vanderpump Rules has managed to stay every bit as viciously fresh…

90 Day Fiance on TLC

Cozying up to TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé

With TLC bursting onto the Sling scene, the time to indulge in their greatest hits is now. If you’re struggling on where to get started, look no further than the fantastical mess that is 90 Day Fiancé.  The show follows a swath of American + non-American couples.  When we meet each couple, the pair have…

Sneaking in a Visit With “Welcome to Waverly”

From the notorious goodness of their typical Housewives drama to the steady unsteadiness of Below Deck‘s crazy, Bravo’s got the reality game down to an art. And while I will always be here for another city of grown women acting like toddlers (diapers and all), sometimes, I just feel like shaking things up. Luckily for me,…

‘Are You the One?’ (or Five, or Twenty)

Are You the One? may be many things, but above all, it’s a veritable PSA on communicable diseases.  In the season’s opening episodes, the cast seems to have lost, and then slowly regained, their voices to the same suspiciously horse throat.  The mysterious affliction was no doubt the work of whatever virus was being passed around…

‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ Returns for Season 2

What do five guys dressed like a cowboy, an Australian bushman, a Scotsman, an Army guy, and a Ren Faire Viking all have in common? (Other than uncommon commitment to their look?) If you guessed that they sing disco classics like “In the Navy” and “Y.M.C.A.” under the stage name The Village People, guess again. …

The Contender Season 5 Episode 501; The Return of The Contender

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: ‘The Contender’ Is Back on EPIX

For a little while there it seemed like the sport of boxing was on life support, supplanted in the public imagination by the UFC. But with a few particularly interesting fights over the past year or so — Andre Ward dethroning Sergey Kovalev, the action-packed Canelo/GGG fight that went to a draw, and of course…

The Post-Wife Lives of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’

If you’re new to The Real Housewives of Orange County, my immediate thought is that you and I lead extremely different lives.  Also, I feel I should point out that the show’s name is monumentally misleading.  Much like the other Housewives franchise (with the marked exception of Dallas), the majority of the ladies are neither…