Big Brother creator: “They’re so stupid they don’t learn.”

Big Brother creator: “They’re so stupid they don’t learn.”
Amazingly, co-creator Paul Römer is not referring to his own staff and production of Big Brother–which clearly suffers from a lack of attention to more successful shows–but rather the press corps, who he says don’t understand the show and equate low ratings with failure. In his interview with his own show’s site, he also says “[i]t’s not a negative show.” And it’s the press that is “stupid”?

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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.