Why Work of Art Is TV’s Most Underrated Reality Show

by Rachel Stein October 13, 2011 6:00 am
Why <i>Work of Art</i> Is TV’s Most Underrated Reality Show

It was really easy to blow off Season 1 of Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. Yeah, we recapped it and everything, but most of the world either tore it a new a-hole or completely ignored it because of its premise and/or its execution. Or maybe it's because many Bravo fans want to watch rich housewives pull out each other's weaves and cheftestants douse everything in liquid nitrogen without having to ponder what it all actually means, or because the average critic has little patience for ridiculous reality TV drama. I do think I'd be giving Work of Art too much credit if I said that it revolutionized or even challenged anything about the way we watch TV, but I will say that it's an underrated series and that I'm happy that it's back for a second season. In fact, I'd argue that this is one of Bravo's best shows, and we definitely saw glimpses of that on last night's premiere. Here's how:

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