“Survivor whips GOP”; Big Brother overshadows American High.

“Survivor whips GOP”; Big Brother overshadows American High.
Wednesday night’s Survivor drew an all-time high of more than 27 million viewers, easily beating the other three networks, which were showing the Republican National Convention. American High‘s 4.24 million viewers was easily trounced by Big Brother‘s 17.44 million viewers, making the decision to put the new series up against CBS’ other reality TV show seem questionable at best.

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.