Winter Break: Hunter Mountain (MTV)


Winter Break: Hunter Mountain (MTV) – Premieres 27th February

Reality TV gubbins where eight twenty-somethings move into a house in the Hunter Mountain resort, to spend the winter break doing snow based activities. That and drinking, causing a ruckus and general shagging around.

The show is like a winter version of Floribama Shore where no sooner as they arrive, they are all pissed out of their skulls arguing and trying to chat each other up. Along with the little interview bits the eight do, the show continues with with the drunk arguing and whatnot and is an absolute grind to get through.



Amazingness (MTV)


Amazingness (MTV) – Premieres 8th December 

Talent show hosted by Rob Dyrdek of Ridiculousness fame, where he and three judges cast their verdict over performers that range from The Gong Show type weirdness, to regular talent show type performances.

The show kicks off with two acts doing their thing, and after some deliberation, the least popular is voted off. Then when each additional act comes on, they are judged against the survivor of the last round the the most popular performance stays. Then at the end of the show the surviving performer(s) wins a trophy and $10k.

As a talent show it does exactly what you’d expect, though it does feel padded out and is a bit of a drag to get through.


Floribama Shore (MTV)


Floribama Shore (MTV) – Premieres 27th November – Renewed

Jersey Shore-esque reality shenanigans where a eight early 20-somethings all move into a house in Panama City Beach. A party destination on the Florida/Alabama shoreline.

As the eight get to know each other, they get drunk in the house, head off into town and get drunk and go to the beach and drink. In between the boozing they try to hook up with each other, reveal a couple of personal secrets and do the usual interview to camera bits.

With the programme, there’s nothing that really separates it from Siesta Key or any other reality show MTV has put out recently. It’s all by-the-numbers stuff, though it is a televisual time machine. It manages to make 45 minutes turn into what seemed to be 3 hours.



90’s House (MTV)


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.



Dare to Live (MTV)


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.



Undressed (MTV)


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.



Siesta Key (MTV)


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.