Reality shows are getting a bad rap from many people. The most common criticism about reality television is that it’s like the broadcast equivalent of junk food – all empty calories. The criticism being leveled at reality TV does have a kernel of truth to it. It’s no secret that a big majority of reality shows really don’t offer anything to the viewers except for mindless and ‘pander-to-the-lowest-common-denominator’ entertainment.
But even in a trash heap there are gems to be found. There are reality shows out there that not only offer great entertainment, it also offers sleek production values, and most importantly, you actually get to learn something by the end of the episode. Here are a number of great reality shows worth checking out. [Read more…]