90’s House (MTV)

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90’s House (MTV) – Premieres 16th August

Reality competition where 12 millennials are put in a house filled with 90’s electronics, clothes and other such things, and go against each other until the last person remaining wins a 90’s cruise, a new 90’s Mazda and $90k.

Going with the usual format the 12 get split into 3 teams and given a challenge, after completing the task the team judged to be the worst have to put forward their case as to why they should say, then the hosts decide on who should leave.

Along with the competition element it’s pretty much a reality show where everyone gets on each others nerves leading to the usual shouting matches and bitching to camera. It’s some tedious viewing.

1.9/10

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Dare to Live (MTV)

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Dare to Live (MTV) – Premieres 29th August

Music videographer Rory Kramer meets up some musicians he’s working for, then on their day off from gigging takes them out and about the area doing some borderline reckless shenanigans.

The activities that Rory sets up are mostly doing stuff loosely linked on the persons fear along with doing a few other things as he tries to get them to push their boundaries.

It’s pretty mundane viewing.

2.7/10

Undressed (MTV)

Undressed

Undressed (MTV) – Premieres 16th August

A dating show going under the guise of an experiment where it follows two couples on a first date. Unlike normal encounters this happens in a room where the only things in it are a bed and a large screen.

When they both arrive the screen tells them to undress each other to their underwear, then the couple have to do or answer whatever appears on the screen for 30 minutes.

At the end of the date they are then asked if they want to meet up again, using a touchpad that appears on either side of the bed. As a dating show it’s no different to any other, but for the “experiment” side that doesn’t offer much other than being a pointless twist.

1.6/10

Siesta Key (MTV)

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Siesta Key (MTV) – Premieres 31st July – Renewed

Some world class reality show tedium as a group of early-20 somethings go through a pile of boring relationship gumpf, while being narrated by one of the cast as if it was an episode of Revenge.

Virtually everyone involve appears to be lobotomised or at the least heavily sedated as they lurch around one another, while having utterly dull conversations. Even the reality show staple of bitching and backbiting seems to be poorly read off of cue cards.

Add to that there’s about 5 minutes of content squeezed into a 45 minute runtime, it’s is a terrible, terrible programme.

0.6/10

Safeword (MTV)

Safeword

Safeword (MTV) – Premieres 13th July

Comedy game show where two celeb friends along with the aid of the inhouse comedians, try to embarrass each other to the point where the other has to tap out.

There are three rounds of competition, the first has the celebs swap phones where they use them to write anything they want onto the others twitter account. If the celeb doesn’t use their safeword the message is then published and is not allowed to be removed for 24 hours.

In the next round the two exchange turns in telling embarrassing stories about the other, and in the last round are plugged into a lie detector where they are asked questions. By the end of the show the one that has used their safeword the least is the winner, and the loser has to do a embarrassing performance to round out the show.

While the show does have a few funny moments in it, it does feel like there should be a safeword limit as it seem too easy to get out of possible cringeworthy situations.

4.2/10

Promposal (MTV)

Promposal

Promposal (MTV) – Premieres 14th May

A reality show that could be mistaken as a continuation of Super Sweet 16, it follows a high schooler who in the build up to their prom have decided to organise a big event where they ask their boyfriend/girlfriend/other to go to the prom in front of the school.

Like Super Sweet 16 it’s all about a high maintenance school kid treating this non event like it’s the most important thing in the world, and stressing out when things go even slightly awry. It’s utter tosh.

0.9/10

Are You The One? Second Chances (MTV)

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Are You The One? Second Chances (MTV)  – Premieres 22nd March

A competition that’s a spinoff from the dating game Are You The One, in which 10 couples that have appeared in the original programme go against each other for the chance to win up to $250k.

Initially the couples are each given $20k into their prize fund, then they are set a challenge to complete where the first to complete are given an additional $20k, use of a private suite and are immune from elimination, second place are given $10k, third gets $5k, and the team that finishes late has their prize fund halved and are placed up for elimination.

It then goes into a reality type situation following everyone in the same house have minor arguments and conflicts until the couples are made to nominate one of the remaining teams for the other elimination spot.

At the elimination the couple voted by the other are given a decision whether to steal the prize fund from each other or to continue on. If one of the couple votes steal and the other doesn’t the stealer gets all the cash and the team exit leaving the team that finished last in the challenge to continue in the competition. If they both vote steal the leave with no money and the prize transfers over to the other eliminees prize fund, or if they both decide to continue the other team is eliminated.

As a competition it’s slightly better than Battle Of Ex Besties, but is in no way worth watching.

2.5/10