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Reality TV

Vox's coverage of reality TV shows, their stars, and their drama.

Netflix’s Perfect Match is a panopticon of sex and humiliation

Peacock’s The Traitors should be your new reality TV obsession

What it means to be a “good” Real Housewife

Real Housewife Jen Shah is sentenced to 6.5 years in prison

How Love Is Blind became a horror show

Selling Sunset is fantastical, absurdist office drama

Love Is Blind gave up on a happily ever after

Why Bachelor stars are suddenly shilling for crypto

Bravo fired one Housewife over racism. What about the others?

Cheer shows how fame changes everything

One Good Thing: The Mole is a relic of early reality TV that still holds up

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has become a true crime doc

The Bachelor PPP loan drama shows the program was flawed from the start

Reality TV used to be about getting famous. 90 Day Fiancé is about the American dream.

The sleazy thrills of Temptation Island

A former Bachelor star came out as gay. The announcement was as messy as his season.

The Bachelor’s messy, uneven, and long-overdue reckoning with racism, explained

5 winners and 2 losers from The Bachelorette’s “bubble” season premiere

Could you make the cut?

How reality TV shows cast the right people

How The Bachelor became a launchpad for influencers

How the Real Housewives built cable TV’s biggest fandom

Breaking down The Bachelorette’s take on slut-shaming, religion and duplicitous boyfriends

Real Housewives is a product placement paradise. But fans say the series recently went too far.

In its 37th season, Survivor is still capable of surprising even its hardcore fans

The Real Housewives of New York City boat ride from hell was peak Real Housewives

What it’s like being the only black contestant on The Bachelor

After 33 seasons, ABC's Bachelor franchise casts its first black Bachelorette

The Bachelor isn’t a love story — it’s a comedy

20 seasons in, The Bachelor is at its best because the women are finally in on the joke

31 seasons in, Survivor can still produce mind-boggling reality television

The Bachelorette is sexist. And it needs to go.