Tag: Reality TV

Emily Writes: In celebration of Soft TV

Emily Writes celebrates wholesome shows and the rise of cosy television.

A blind ranking of the lucky souls on The Amazing Race: Australia

Let’s meet the brave Australians who threw caution to the wind in search of $250,000 and a free trip around the planet. 

I paid $60 for a Black Cap to give me a pep talk on Cameo

In the throes of a full-face rash, I paid two of the country's top sportspeople to send some positive vibes my way via video-sharing site Cameo.

Why is everyone so obsessed with Love is Blind?

The Netflix reality show has been a smash hit in New Zealand, but what the hell is Love Is Blind and why is it so good? Alex Casey and Tara Ward discuss and instant classic. 

The Real Pod: The Bachelorette NZ lads have found love… with each other

The Real Pod reassembles to dissect the second week of The Bachelorette NZ with special thanks to Nando’s.

The Real Pod: Art Green dissects episode one of The Bachelorette NZ

In this very special episode of The Real Pod, host Art Green joins us to yarn about The Bachelorette NZ premiere.

What the heck is Flirty Dancing, the dating show taking the world by storm

Its the British reality show that sees singles meet their potential partner on the dance floor. But what's the special sauce that's made Flirty Dancing go viral?

The Real Pod EXTRA: A chat with the winners of My Restaurant Rules NZ

In this special episode of The Real Pod, brought to you by Nando’s, we chat to the champions of My Restaurant Rules NZ 2019.

Drag Race UK recap: Sew much drama!

Sam Brooks recaps the third episode of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, and wonders why some of these queens don't know how to sew.

A definitive ranking of all 162 Lip Syncs on RuPaul’s Drag Race

Every single Lip Sync For Your Life/Legacy, ranked. 

Why Netflix’s Terrace House is TV’s sweetest reality show

Terrace House is so real that it can't be anything but fake. Uther Dean writes about what makes the Japanese Netflix dating reality show so addictive.

Review: Blown Away is the most gripping reality show since the British Bake-Off

If you’re a fan of niche television, Blown Away will deliver it in shards. Tara Ward reveals why you’ll fall in love with Netflix’s latest reality sensation.

Celebrity Treasure Island Power Rankings: The Sam Wallace reign of terror begins

The first week of Celebrity Treasure Island had it all – mud, vomit and coconut brassieres. Alex Casey ranks the celebrity contestants vying to win $100,000 for their chosen charity. 

The Real Pod: Can we do-over all of The Block NZ?

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Review: The Bachelor Australia is absolutely out of this world

He's been looking for another Earth, but will Australia's new Bachelor be able to find love?

The Real Pod: So you wanna be a Block Star?

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

The Block boys are hiding in wardrobes to avoid drama

On the most dramatic season of The Block NZ yet, two boys from Te Kuiti aren’t taking the bait. 

The real winner of Love Island UK is hydration

With just one more episode to go until the end of an explosive season of Love Island UK, Alex Casey has already crowned her winner.

Two people who will never be on Love Island talk about Love Island

With less than a week to go until the Love Island Uk villa evicts its beautiful tenants, Alex Casey and Tara Ward look back at the season that was. 

The Real Pod: Mercury is in retrograde, just ask The Block NZ

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

James Reid on The Block NZ was a huge, unrelenting mood

Last night on The Block NZ, something incredible happened: James Reid from The Feelers showed up. 

Married at First Sight NZ asked professional photographer to work for free

A local photographer has posted emails from Warner Brothers NZ requesting they work "unpaid" on Married At First Sight NZ. 

The Real Pod: Who is going to win Dancing With the Stars NZ?

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Kids shouldn’t be watching Love Island (and not because of the bikinis and sex)

The latest season of British reality show Love Island is set to hit TV screens at the unconventional tea-time hour of 5pm. Jihee Junn explains why the decision is troubling. 

The Real Pod: Has Duncan cursed Dancing With the Stars NZ?

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Dancing with the Stars has a problem with women

Three eliminations down, three women gone – but why is Dancing with the Stars so harsh to its female contestants?

The Real Pod: In which Jane’s dreams finally come true

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

An ode to the disapproving daddies of Masterchef

Marketing might have you believe Masterchef is a show about cooking. Vanessa Crofskey is here to inform you what it's really about: dads.