The second meeting of the Reality TV Watching Group will hone in on love and dating in reality TV. From the competition format to scripted reality sagas mapping the romantic lives of a show’s stars, ideas of ‘real’ love are omnipresent in many of our favourite reality shows today. We’d like to invite those attending the watching group to send suggested clips in advance that they would like to discuss together, though there is no requirement to do this in order to come along and take part.
Reality television shows enjoy ubiquitous presence but rarely attract critical viewing. This watching group presents them for active and collective engagement to understand where, and how, do they stand within our culture.