Public Property is “Web-driven, reality TV.”

Public Property is “Web-driven, reality TV.”
Britain’s new Public Property, which airs on ITV, allows viewers to interact directly with the cast, actually controlling what they do. It’s even more interactive than last summer’s Big Brother, which saw fans and detractors alike flying planes over the compound and attempting to communicate with the hamsters. Viewers vote online to control the contestants’ lives, making decisions for them, from dog walking to career moves. The six-month long show airs six nights a week.

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.