miss a show last week?

miss a show last week?
Recaps from last week are live and drenched in sarcasm. Rock on. MTVixen Jill goes off on episode four of The Real World with her killer storytelling flair (Jamie made out with “a stray dog” and the Village People!); both MightyBigTV and Student.Com’s minute-by-minute wrap-ups are a bit more truthful but definitely not as funny. Student.Com’s debut Big Brother recap dissects the cast but realizes that the “star of the show will be the house itself”. On Road Rules, the Roadmaster doesn’t make an appearance, but MightyBigTV points out that “Snow Holly and the Seven Tantrums” certainly do.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.