Reality TV

Personality over physicality: ‘Love is Blind’ tries and fails to prove a point

Along with the rest of Twitter, I am absolutely on board with the new “Love is Blind” craze.

Ali Gold | Senior Editor

Cooking and chill: Netflix makes food the only romance you’ll ever need

The anxiety of watching the time run out and not knowing whether the chef will get everything plated in time is a rush that “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” could never provide during their weekly catfights.

Sabrina Spence | Contributing Writer

TV Review: ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

There’s no shortage of holiday programming on TV right now—from ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” to the requisite Christmas episodes of all your favorite shows, there are myriad ways to get in the holiday spirit just by vegging on the couch. One genre that has mostly stayed out of the Christmas programming fray, though, is reality TV.

| TV Editor

Top 10 moments from… ‘What Would Ryan Lochte Do?’

E! premiered its new reality TV show following the life of gold medalist Ryan Lochte, whose brain seems to have taken on too much chlorine, this past Sunday. Former swimmers and Olympic obsessives Georgie Morvis and Hannah Lustman recount their favorite moments. 1.

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Review: ‘Betty White’s Off Their Rockers’ off its mark

What do you get when you replace Ashton Kutcher in “Punk’d” with Betty White, his band of non-famous actors with even older non-famous actors, and celebrities with young people? You get “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” the new reality show on NBC that attempts to take “Punk’d” to a whole new level.


Let’s face it: Audrina Patridge was never the life of the party on “The Hills.” At best, she was a confidante to the main character (whether it was Lauren Conrad or Kristin Cavallari) who occasionally got her own storylines. With that in mind, it is unclear why anyone would give her her own reality show, but they did.

| Cadenza Reporter

“Top Chef Masters” season three premiere

What do you get when you throw 12 award-winning chefs together in the same room? Well, normally, I’d expect to get an absolutely fabulous dinner, but I’ll take the next best thing—a new season of “Top Chef Masters” on Bravo, premiering Wednesday at 10 p.m.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Eliminate cultural bias in the SAT

A recent SAT Reasoning Test essay prompt stirred controversy after asking whether the airing of choreographed reality TV is harmful to its audience. Even though the prompt explains the basics of what reality TV is, the question is definitely much more familiar and intuitive to someone who has seen a wealth of reality TV shows in the past.

Another take on reality TV

Andie and Alex gave their opinions on the state of reality television a few weeks ago, but the discussion isn’t over. Their arguments opened something inside of me, something dark and repressed, like the first time I saw “The Proposal.” I thought I should share what I’ve found on the state of reality television.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Her take: The state of reality television

The 20th season of “Survivor” premiered last Thursday, and somehow I still care. “Survivor” was the show that launched the genre of reality TV, and in the past decade, it has changed the television landscape. This show is a brilliant representation of somewhat primal human behavior when set outside of civilization. This new season brings together heroes and villains of 19 seasons past.

| Cadenza TV Editor

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