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‘Victorian Slum House’

The best reality show on television isn’t on Bravo — it’s on PBS. Victorian Slum House takes modern Brits and plunges them into the hardships of living in a, you guessed, Victorian-era slum house. The drama here is life or death as families put their kids to work so they don’t starve. In addition to being an engrossing look at modern folks slamming against the squalor of the 19th century, it’s also an aggressive argument for progressive politics. Altogether, it’s completely entertaining.

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