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When Artists Compete: Make It or Break It Reality Shows Worth the Binge

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There are a lot of reasons to watch competition reality shows. Maybe you’re excited to see people hone a craft they’re really, really good at. Or maybe you just want to watch someone have an epic meltdown in front of all their competitors, a panel of judges, and a live studio audience. Competition shows bring out the best and worst of people. I like the ones that are visually pleasing, with clearly talented artists who have to design/make/or craft something that has the potential to embarrass them and the person they’re draping/painting/tattooing it on. So here are my favorite reality shows — plus one book! — to binge on when you’re looking for a little not-so-friendly competition: Project Runway From…

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Food TV: Cooking Competition Shows We Crave

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With the success of shows like Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model, competition television has become a staple in our modern viewing experience. And while I’m happy to watch people sew and pose as much as the next fashionista, my heart will always belong to one competition genre in particular: the cooking show. There’s something so addicting about watching chefs baste, frost, and freak out over the perfect dish. Sure, I can’t exactly eat the food they make, but that’s not really the point. I’m in it for the meltdowns, the triumphs, and the mouthwatering dishes I can almost taste from my living room. For all the rest of you television foodies out there, here are three shows —…

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Whodunnit: 4 Quirky Detectives from Books and TV

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Detective shows are pretty common, and we’re used to the age-old stereotypes. We have the gruff old cop who knows the ropes, the young new upstart who wants to buck the system. There’s the serious female detective in pantsuits and the family man who drinks a little too much and can’t quite let the job go at the end of the day. But my favorite type isn’t too serious or tortured – no, I love a good quirky detective. There have been a surprising amount of detectives who use humor and clever deducting skills to solve crimes. Here are three of my favorite – and one book! – that you should definitely be bingeing on: Sherlock   There have been…

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Bingeworthy endless summer: 4 can’t-miss shows

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We’re in that awkward stage between summer and spring, where some days have you reaching for your shorts and others for a leather jacket. But still, after a winter of subzero temperatures, bathing suits and barbecues are finally within our grasp. For those of you who can’t wait a few weeks for that perfect beach weather, just remember, there’s always TV. So many television shows follow the arcs of the seasons, letting us see our favorite characters in winter coats and spring dresses. But then there are those rare shows that recognize the undeniable truth: summer is the best season around. Why bother with any others? For your bingeworthy pleasure, here are three shows (and one book!) where summer is…

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