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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.