summer house

The Six REAL Rules of ‘Summer House’

If you were to ask any of the Summer House crew about the rules of Summer House, they’d predictably tell you something along the lines of “no relationships in the house.” This is, incidentally, also the most frequently broken rules among the housemates. Now that we’re three episodes deep in the show’s second season, patterns…

ANTM

Apples, Aliens, All-Around Amazingness: ‘ANTM’ is Back

“I’ve always wanted to get a photo from you,” wailed a wild-eyed Jeana, her words barely audible between gasp-heavy sobs.  And who could blame her?  I’ve been watching Tyra Banks dramatically dole out America’s Next Top Model headshots since I was in college — for the star-struck Jeana, it’s basically been since birth. With last…

RHOBH

The Best and Worst Fashion of ‘RHOBH’ This Season So Far

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has kicked off the season with a suspiciously conciliatory tone. Sure, there are rumblings of reviving the Lisa Rinna-versus-Dorit standoff, but only one person seems interested in that stale storyline (no surprise, it’s Dorit). And while RHOBH newcomer Teddi is braced for an onslaught, the worst she has gotten so…

The Traumatically Thrilling Experience of ‘Undercover High’

A second chance at high school is every bit as fascinating as you may think. It’s also every bit as dread-inducing. Echoing Never Been Kissed (without the problematic teacher/”student” relationship), Undercover High sends seven young twenty-somethings into a Topeka high school.  The wide-eyed eagerness of these adult investigators fades is quickly overcome by those trusty first-day-of-school…

Bachelor

Seven Observations From ‘The Bachelor’ Premiere

ABC’s long-running reality dating show The Bachelor returned on New Year’s Day with 2012 Bachelorette finalist Arie Ludenwyk broken out of cold storage to hand out the roses. This has always been my favorite show to watch/make fun of/scrutinize on an anthropological level with my wife, and this premiere was no exception. Arie’s stated profession,…

bachelor

Reality Roundup: Happy New Bachelor

If you have plans any Monday in the foreseeable future, cancel them.  Starting this New Year’s Day, The Bachelor is back.  And if the posting of this season’s Bachelor bios isn’t enough to get you in the mood, ABC has your back.  The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie covers all the Bachelor bases in one hour…

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