Whether you see reality television as a great guilty pleasure or the complete downfall of entertainment, there is no denying that this genre of television is here to stay. The reality television trend started in America with shows such as The Real World, American Idol, and Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but it didn’t take long for it spread to hundreds of other countries. I’m still not sure if this is something they can thank Americans for or not, but if you’re a big fan of American reality television, branch out and sink your teeth into some new programs from the UK and Australia. 1. Being Lara Bingle Aussie model, presenter, brand ambassador, and one of the most googled names in Australia are just a few terms to describe Lara Bingle. Being Lara Bingle premiered in 2011, and the show follows the life and career of Lara, from trying to break into the American entertainment scene to dealing with the death of her father. While the show may have her name sake, it’s worth noting that the eccentric cast of characters in her life really take it to another level. You can watch the entire season of Being Lara Bingle online for free below: 2. Nanny 911 Granted, Nanny 911 did air in America, but it wouldn’t be a thing without the no-nonsense, British nannies Deb, Yvonne, and Stella. These nannies are so good at what they do that one of them even served for the royal family, so it’s definitely good enough for unruly kids in America. Each episode features a different family from various cities in the US who have lost complete and total control of their children. Deb, Yvonne, and Stella are brought in as last resort for families who need help turning their household tyrants back into little angels. Watch Nanny 911 online for free below: 3. Edwardian Farm From the makers of Victorian Farm and Victorian Pharmacy comes Edwardian Farm, a reality show that challenges three historians to live a full calendar year under the harsh conditions of those who were alive in Edwardian times. Quick history lesson for those of you who aren’t well-versed in the different eras of British royalty: the Edwardian Era began in 1901 after the death of Queen Victoria, and it lasted up until the beginning of World War I. While it may not be as primitive as medieval times, you do get to see these history buffs make their own clothing, fashion their own iron utensils, and even prepare for harvest. Watch Edwardian Farm online for free below: 4. Serious Explorers: Livingstone In Serious Explorers: Livingstone, seven young people travel across some of the most remote places in Africa to relive the route of Dr. David Livingstone, a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer and medical missionary. The contestants, who are boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 15 years old, are chosen from all over Britain, and are placed in Africa with a team of adult explorers who guide them and help them through their challenges. Without any spoilers, this particular season of Serious Explorers has some of the most harrowing and traumatic experiences in the show’s history, which caused this season to end abruptly. Find out for yourself, and watch Serious Explorers: Livingstone online for free below: 5. Ladette to Lady Americans may not exactly know what a ladette means, so according to Urban Dictionary, a ladette is” a young woman who behaves in a confident and noisy way, who drinks alcohol and may enjoy sport or other activities that are traditionally enjoyed by men.” This program hilariously showcases the mishaps that happen when eight raucous young woman are sent to a traditional English finishing school to learn to become proper ladies. The phenomenon doesn’t just stop at English ladettes though. Series four of Ladette to Lady features Australian trouble makers who are sent all the way to England to hopefully change their ways. You can watch Ladette to Lady online for free below:
September 24, 2014
With over 20,000 titles to choose from on Tubi TV, we understand that it is a little intimidating to sift through and pick only one to watch at a time. If you’re in the mood for a documentary, you have 55 choices just in that category alone. But, we’re here to help ease that burden of choice by giving you some of our top picks. They’re thought provoking, they’re funny, and they’re a little out there…just like all great things. Have a look, and let us know what you think! 1. Hungry for Change Directed by Laurentine ten Bosch and James Colquhoun, Hungry for Change exposes the secrets of the diet, nutrition, and weight loss industry. Inspired by an illness in their own family, they set out to change the way people think about not only dieting, but also nutrition in general, and how what we eat affects the way we live. This film features interviews from health experts, chefs, and people who were able to change their lifestyles for the better. Coming off the heels of their first immensely successful film, Food Matters, Hungry for Change will challenge everything you know about nutrition, and hopefully inspire you to eat well and feel even better. Watch the full movie online for free below: 2. The World Before Her This award-winning documentary opens in Bombay, where 20 girls are attending a month-long beauty boot camp in hopes of winning the prestigious title of Miss India. At this bootcamp, we meet Ruhi, a small town girl who believes that winning Miss India will help her voice be heard in a male dominated society, and ultimately provide her with a path to make meaningful change in India. Filmmaker Nisha Pahuja then travels to another corner of India where we meet Prachi, a young Hindu nationalist who has already fought on the front lines of the fundamentalist movement. She openly declares that she is ready to die to protect the culture and history of India from Westernization. The World Before Her follows the lives of these two passionate, yet opposing, young women as they try to create their own versions of a better India. Watch the full movie free online below: 3. Best Worst Movie In 1989, a cast of unknown actors made what is considered to be the absolute worst movie of all time, Troll 2. It is one of the only movies to have scored zero on Rotten Tomatoes, and at the time of its release was panned universally by critics and audiences alike. Now 20 years later, Troll 2 has gained a cult following that has forced the stars to come to terms with being known for their ineptitude as actors. As the child star of Troll 2, Best Worst Movie‘s producer and director Michael Paul Stephenson creates an intoxicatingly fun tribute to the single greatest worst movie ever made and the people responsible for unleashing it on the world. Watch the full movie for free online below: 4. The Perfect Vagina Written by Lisa Rogers and directed by Heather Leach, The Perfect Vagina explores how the demand for increasingly bizarre cosmetic surgery has taken a new twist, with women now undergoing genital operations. Originally airing in the UK on Channel 4, Rogers investigates this trend among women by conducting interviews with medical professionals, talking with women who have had the procedure, and even confronting her own insecurities in this hour-long documentary. Content may not be suitable for minors. Watch the full movie online for free below: 5. Woody Allen : A Documentary For the first time in his over four decade long career, the iconic writer, director, comedian, and actor allowed cameras into his notoriously private life for a year and a half to create a paramount film biography. Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated director Robert Weide begins with Allen’s childhood and his first gigs as a teen – furnishing jokes for comics and publicists – and traces his successful trajectory up to present day. Pulling from archived footage of some of his most infamous films, as well as conducting interviews with the gaggle of stars that have worked with Allen, this two-part documentary (Part 1 and Part 2) is the ultimate tribute to the career of Woody Allen. Watch the full movie free online below:
September 17, 2014
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