Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV

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Publisher:
BBC

Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV

4.5/5

Critic Rating

Journalists Pandora Sykes and Sirin Kale explore how reality TV shapes our lives and the ethical questions raised by the format, featuring iconic shows and stars.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian May 21, 2022

"There is much to enjoy. Kale and Sykes are great interviewers, unafraid of asking tricky questions, and they land some excellent chats with the right people. They are comprehensive: grilling contestants, commentators, producers, psychotherapists."

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK May 20, 2022

"Unreal, hosted by the journalists Sirin Kale and Pandora Sykes, is an entertaining and depressing survey of the history of reality television. Unreal summons a melancholy parade of reality TV’s victims."

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