The value of work: On the success and appeal of labor-centric reality programs

Over the holidays, I spent a substantial amount of time watching television with my parents (as you do). My parents don’t have the most refined television tastes (and they’ll be the first to admit it), but I was surprised to see that some of the obnoxious reruns of CSI: Miami they used to watch all … Continue reading The value of work: On the success and appeal of labor-centric reality programs

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: Favorite Non-Competition Reality Programs

It is that time again folks! The end of the year is upon us and that means it is time to look back on the highs, lows and WTFs in television from the past 12 months. There is a lot to reflect on in regard to television 2011. Charlie Sheen went crazy. Well, crazier. Comedy … Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: Favorite Non-Competition Reality Programs