Episode 352

Zooming In On The Reality Show Exposure


April 28th, 2021

1 hr 22 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode

Jessica Liese is here to talk about a brand-new, brand-content competition reality show from Hulu -- Exposure, in which professional photographers compete in irrelevant-to-their-strengths "influencer" challenges while rookie hosts Cole Walliser and Cat Jimenez make terrible photo puns. The problem isn't so much the Samsung-fluffing; it's that the show isn't process-y enough, isn't transparent about how the challenges work, and isn't made by the same people who make Bake Off and could figure out how to turn an hour-long commercial for phone cameras into something informative with clear stakes. We were relieved to FOCUS (...sorry) on other topics in Around The Dial, including MAFS: Unmatchables, a ranking of MAFS: Mothership couples, Offspring, Top Chef, and 9-1-1: Lone Star. Listener Michaela pitched an un-Harmon-ious episode of Community for the Nonac before boats won, SNL lost, and we got bookish for Game Time. Take a break from dyeing your brows and hit play on an all-new Extra Hot Great.

Show Topics

  • Exposure
  • ATD: Married At First Sight: Unmatchables
  • ATD: Married At First Sight
  • ATD: Offspring
  • ATD: Top Chef: Portland
  • ATD: 9-1-1: Lone Star
  • The Canon: Community S04.E03: Conventions of Space and Time
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Books We've Watched

Show Notes


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