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…

‘Fixer Upper’ To End with Season 5

After five seasons of turning dream homes into reality, Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced the next season of Fixer Upper will be the last. They announced the news of the final season of their show in a heartfelt video on the Magnolia Market blog, seated in front of a giant rustic clock that screams…

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…

Reality Roundup: Reality Airs the Darndest Things

The best part of unscripted television is…well, the fact that it’s unscripted.  There’s nothing better than soaking in the things that people say when they’re not working off of a script (and are not fully sober).  I can only thank the reality gods for the true gems that they’ve dropped in the past few weeks…

Reality Roundup: Checking in with Orange County

There are many reality shows that I dip in and out of – but The Real Housewives of Orange County will never be one of those.  Twelve seasons in and with an original castmember still in tow, the show is still running strong, continuously holding its weight in one-liner gold.  In case you haven’t been…

Reality Roundup: Save the Thrones

As quickly as it came upon us, this year’s Game of Thrones season has drawn to a close.  Still, echoes of the Thrones permeate many pieces of pop culture – and reality TV is no exception.  In recent weeks, the obvious parallels between real world (as portrayed through the reality lens) and fantasy have never…

Reality Roundup: GTL Forever

It’s been a fist-pumped fueled road to get back to where it all started.  Forget the baby mamas, the TMZ headlines, and the cheating rumors.  Unwatch the spinoff, the multiple Boot Camp appearances, and even a few notable Dancing with the Stars moments.  The Jersey Shore cast, firmly fixed in the cultural zeitgeist for their…

Reality Roundup: Someone Ship Ben Zorn His Dog

A barefooted Chris Harrison brought back Bachelor in Paradise on Monday.  With his shoelessness underscoring the solemnity of his story, Chris’ scattered interstitials throughout the series premiere described this year’s near-fatal filming controversy, culminating in Tuesday’s ocean-backed cast discussion (which, remarkably, rehashed the mandatory ‘consent’ talk of my freshman year almost word-for-word).   But Paradise, steeped…

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