RIO DE JANEIRO — A 13-year-old Jewish girl who cooked pork during a primetime reality show on Mexican TV said “my grandfather is going to kill me.” Batia Bresca was clearly uncomfortable cooking non-kosher food during the premiere of the Mexican edition of “MasterChef Junior 2017” last week and invoked Jewish law when a referee asked…
Israel’s latest entertainment craze, ‘Skin Deep,’ takes us into the world of body painting. Avi Ram, front-runner of the current season, talks about how the Israeli Army prepared him for reality TV.
Just when you think reality television has reached peak absurdity levels, the trashy TV gods deliver something like this. Presenting “Holiday in the Protectorate,” a Czech show that requires a family to live for two-months under World War II-like conditions, Gestapo included.
An Arab-Israeli microbiologist from northern Israel won the fourth season of Israel’s reality show “Master Chef.”
The new Israeli reality show “Rising Star” has been sold to major networks in a number of European countries.
When “Princesses: Long Island” first aired there was a firestorm of controversy around the reality show. Now that the season’s over, what did the show really mean for the Jewish community?
‘Princesses: Long Island’ is a much sadder, darker show than Eitan Kensky ever thought it would be. But he says ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ is the most inventive sketch show on TV.
Now, this takes the cake.
Last season, “The Real Housewives of New York City” started to fall apart. Like many reality show participants, the Housewives were all too aware of their own roles and too obsessed with promoting their products and businesses. So Bravo, the network that airs all of the “Housewives” shows, fired half the cast and brought in three new women, one of whom was Aviva Drescher. Drescher, who is Jewish, was considered the replacement for fired housewife Jill Zarin, best known for sparring with more successful ex-castmate Bethenny Frankel. Both Aviva and Jill (who reportedly know each other and hang out in real life) are terrible, stereotypical examples of Jewish women, albeit in quite different ways. Together, they exemplify every bad cliché that exists about Jewish women on television.
Egyptian actors on a hidden camera television show reacted violently upon being told they were being aired on an Israeli TV channel.