Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV

Publisher:
Neon Hum Media

Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Spectacle is a series that analyzes the cultural and societal implications of your guilty pleasures. From reality TV to true crime, Spectacle simultaneously celebrates and critiques the media, people and places that define us. For advertising opportunities, contact podcastadsales@sonymusic.com. SEASON 3: This season of Spectacle delves into the history of true crime -- from the cases that shook us to our core, to its passionate audience, and what narratives and stereotypes it reinforces in our culture. From Sony Music Entertainment. Spectacle: True Crime is available June 23rd. SEASON 2: Las Vegas It's a city that has defined popular culture. An...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Emma Carey • Esquire Jul 14, 2021

"A must-listen for reality TV fans and haters alike, Smith unveils the intersections of politics, culture, and reality TV in an episode-by-episode format that’s as bingeable as Love Island. …"

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Score: 5

Jess Joho • Mashable Jun 19, 2021

"With the help of a host of other insightful experts, it leaves no facet of this influential cultural force unturned."

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Score: 5

George Fenwick • Stuff NZ May 23, 2021

"It’s surprisingly profound, and it delves into what these shows really reflect about human nature. In short, this will equip you with a number of defences any time someone tells you watching reality TV is a waste of time. It’s not! It’s sociology!"

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Score: 4.9

Eliana Dockterman • Time May 20, 2021

"...a 10-episode brief history of the genre and argues that reality TV has reflected and shaped some of the biggest cultural shifts in our country...It’s also just good fun to relive some of the greatest and most shocking moments in TV history..."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture May 7, 2021

"Smith delivers a whip-smart study of the genre’s fundamental meaning and how it literalizes the notion of the media being a reflection of a society’s sense of itself."

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