Fabulousity: The Race
With Big Brother boring the almighty hell out of everyone this summer, what we need is a reality show we can really sink our teeth into. So let me recommend The Race -- produced in Ithaca, NY by Cornell University students for the local university TV station, it's got surprisingly professional production values, unexpected plot twists, and characters that remind you why the reality genre can be supremely entertaining. You can watch all of Season 1 online here; Season 2 has just begun, and the first episode is up now. The best part, of course, is waiting for Jonathan and Victoria to show up...or at least for Charla and Mirna to make a cameo.