Reality Show Fever In Boston

A screenshot from the new TNT show Boston's Finest. (

A screenshot from the new TNT show Boston’s Finest. (

From “Southie Rules” to “Wicked Tuna” to “Boston’s Finest,” the city is getting lots of attention from the reality television world. We’ll take a look about what these shows say about us.


Billy Baker, reporter for The Boston Globe and South Boston native. His article on “Southie Rules” is here.

Hunter Hargraves, graduate student in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, where he teaches reality television.


Here’s the new police reality show from Donnie Wahlberg.

Here’s a trailer of the upcoming show “Wicked Single” from VH1.

Here’s a brief excerpt from “Southie Rules.”

“Flipping Boston” shows the city from the perspective of a contractor.

Here’s some video from “Wicked Tuna”

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