note to journalists: please watch the show before you write about it.

note to journalists: please watch the show before you write about it.
Three reporters/writers with The Denver Post embarrass themselves with a profile of Greg’s expulsion from the island. In it, they write, “Not everyone’s vote was shown.” Turned it off before the credits, didn’t you guys? All the votes are shown during the credits, and if you’d ever watched an episode, you’d know this. They also say that “several women were overheard forming a conspiracy to vote the men off” (not really; they were just talking, and original alliance member Susan said that’d never happen). They also way over-generalize and report that “The survivors complained during the show they were suspicious of anyone who would try to form alliances to survive.” Yes, a few of them complained, and those appear to be the castaways that are getting picked off one by one by the alliance. And that’s hardly “the survivors.” This stuff isn’t tough; just watch, okay? It’s only an hour.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.