Criticism Is Dead

The Rehearsal, Love Island, and late summer/early fall preview

The Rehearsal, Love Island, and late summer/early fall preview

On this extra-long episode, we discuss The Rehearsal and Love Island, two shows that put into question how reality is depicted onscreen. 04:15 The Rehearsal, streaming on HBO Max, is a docuseries of breathtaking scale and intricacy that toys with the genre’s inextricable question of manipulation. 32:57 The U.K.’s premier reality dating competition show Love Island, streaming on Hulu in the U.S., says the quiet part about relationships out loud. 55:07 Plus, a few things we’re looking forward to watching in the upcoming weeks/months. ... Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. For extended show notes — including links that we reference, plus more — subscribe to our Substack. Inquiries, complaints, and recs for what to watch can go to criticismisdead@gmail.com. Music: REEKAH Artwork and design: Sara Macias and Andrew Liu

Duration: 59 min

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