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Get In Touch With Reality: Winter 2015-Spring 2016 Reality TV Report

The Bachelorette (Season 12, ABC) ABC’s reactionary response to Kaitlyn Bristowe was an early failure. Conservative niceguy Ben Higgins turned in the most boring season in recent memory. Fearing a loose canon, producers found themselves with a block of wood. Tweet

Reality TV Report – Bachelor, Vanderpump, Housewives (Winter 2015-16)

It’s time to face reality. The Bachelor (ABC)   This season of the most talked-about reality show on TV is off to a slow start. Following Kaitlyn Bristowe’s mostly unfortunate (albeit entertaining) season of anarchy and overblown slut-shaming, and not to mention the hellish emotional brutality of Bachelor in Paradise, ABC’s producers seem to have […]

DOPE Digest Returns! vol. 23 – Housewives, Bieber, Grimes & More!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 Trailer syvo: Yep, this is gonna be good. My only quesion is: “How good? Because I need to be really ****ing good.” Tweet

Are We Entering a Creepy New Age of Meta-television?

The new David Foster Wallace biopic The End of the Tour gives us a peek into the writer’s real-life relationship with television. Jason Segal’s performance depicts a man agonized by guilt over his own enjoyment. The film’s focus on shame sits well enough with Wallace’s legendary, notoriously difficult novel Infinite Jest, that large book that […]

Reality TV Report – Paradise, Housewives, Cait and Divas

While everyone is busy complaining about how True Detective isn’t that good anymore or how Mr. Robot is so criminally underrated, I’ve been busy with other, more humble pursuits: namely, plunging into the dark, sublime world of reality television. In case you’re looking to join me, here’s a rundown of five of the most essential […]