“It’s not good in any moral sense. But it is good in reality-TV terms”

Love Is Blind

Love is Blind, Netflix

“Love Is Blind is, basically, crack. It’s not good in any moral sense. But it is good in reality-TV terms. I bingewatched as many episodes as reviewers were given and bayed for more.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“Disguised as an ‘experiment” to determine whether love truly is blind, this dating show goes considerably further than it needs to in the name of entertainment. If the moral absurdities of Love Island get you down, then avoid Love Is Blind.”
Emily Baker, The i

Hospital, BBC2

“Hospital does something different. Yes, it features patients undergoing treatment, including emergency cases. But it looks at them in the wider context of a creaking NHS and the staff who do an incredible job in keeping the show on the road.”
Anita Singh, The Telegraph

“In the always humbling Hospital we saw just how badly Carillion, the construction company accused of ‘recklessness, hubris and greed’, had failed the people of Liverpool.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“The brilliance of NHS medical teams on show in Hospital leaves you speechless. So does the abject incompetence revealed in one management foul-up after another.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

“I have no interest in boxing, yet was pretty absorbed, partly because it was a glimpse into the pure intensity of a high achiever (Fury is definitely not boring) and partly for the unintentional humour.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“Visible does a convincing job of using TV to take the pulse of the American people. Occasionally, it defaults to broad brushstrokes, and when it does it has the curious effect of feeling both overly long and not detailed enough.”
Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian