Entertainment Weekly: Survivor cast is second best entertainer; Big Brother is third worst TV show.

Entertainment Weekly: Survivor cast is second best entertainer; Big Brother is third worst TV show.
Entertainment Weekly’s year-end “Best Of 2000″ double issue is full of reality TV mentions, especially for the CBS shows that set the standard and failed the test respectively. Citing Big Brother‘s “infuriatingly obsequious” cast and the fact that “no one cared who ”won” … as long as it went away,” Entertainment Weekly named the CBS show the second-worst TV show of 2000. Maybe surprisingly, CBS’ other reality TV show did not get a “best of” mention. But an unofficial Survivor-focused Web site, survivorsucks.com, was named the second best Internet site. The official BigBrother2000.com was recognized as the second worst Web site. Also, Susan’s speech to Kelley got a nod as one of the best quotes a year; it’s reprinted in its entirety in the issue.

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.