Has reality television gone soft?

Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo has an unflagging belief in the organisational power of boxes in Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.
Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo has an unflagging belief in the organisational power of boxes in Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.PHOTO: NETFLIX

WASHINGTON • Since The Real World debuted on MTV in 1992, reality television has given viewers so much anger: Accusations. Betrayals. Brawls. Plenty of chardonnay in the face.

In the past few years, though, there has been a collective softening on reality television.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'Has reality television gone soft?'. Print Edition | Subscribe