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One nation’s trash is another nation’s pleasure: Ten’s failed <em>Taken Out</em> lives on as China’s <em>If You Are The One</em>

One nation’s trash is another nation’s pleasure: Ten’s failed Taken Out lives on as China’s If You Are The One

Taken Out was axed in 2008 after just four weeks, but the format lives on in If You Are the One, the Chinese reimagining of the thimble-deep dating show. Guest blogger Ali Winters takes a look at the show currently working its way to cult status on SBS2.

Live and let pie: the political act of being a reality television contestant

Live and let pie: the political act of being a reality television contestant

Reality TV junkie and The Great Australian Bake Off contestant Sara-Jane Smith writes about what it's like on the other side of the lens.

Tuning out: what does it mean to ‘give up’ on TV?

Tuning out: what does it mean to ‘give up’ on TV?

In an age where television is more self-curatorial than ever, there's no longer an excuse to complain that there is nothing on. So why are there people turning off for good in favour of books and radio, and how are these attitudes problematic?

Hypothetical Reality Shows More Entertaining Than <em>Celebrity Splash</em>

Hypothetical Reality Shows More Entertaining Than Celebrity Splash

Celebrity Splash! proved to be precisely as insipid as it promised. What insane, hypothetical reality shows would we rather be watching?

The emperor’s new clothes: <em>Smash</em>, <em>The Voice</em> and the rise of the Imaginary Talent

The emperor’s new clothes: Smash, The Voice and the rise of the Imaginary Talent

There was a time when nobody looked a terrible singer in the eye and told them they were going to be a star. When nobody clapped mid-song. And when we let an audience figure out for themselves how worthy someone was of admiration.