Antenna’s reviewers address new reality and variety programming from MTV, PBS, Syfy, Lifetime, ABC Family, truTV, Comedy Central, TLC, and Travel Channel
Maureen Ryan calls for a history of lifestyle and its emergence as a dominant form of commercial programming in the US.
The Learning Channel’s Extreme Couponing evokes surprise, and even disgust for the lengths to which people go to accumulate coupons, acquire products, and display their stockpiles. It fails, however, to thoroughly explore people’s motivations for their actions.
What does the rumored union between Pauly D and Farrah Abraham “mean” to us, and what does it tell us about the state of contemporary reality television?