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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

Interpersonal Class Struggle in Bravo’s Southern Charm

“All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy.” –Karl Marx A few years ago, a New York Times column by Alessandra Stanley commented on the relationship between class consciousness and reality television. Stanley observed that the role of class was the major distinguishing factor between scripted shows and reality […]