“The return of the hamsters!”

“The return of the hamsters!”
Six of Big Brother‘s house guests appeared at a reunion, and writer Jeff Whitty was there. With a well-earned amount of skepticism and sarcasm, he chronicles the evening in Salon.com. Among the highlights: Mega gave George the nickname “Chicken George” “to humiliate a white man on national television” by giving him a derogatory name like those that were given to the slaves on Roots; Brittany was approached by a lawyer who wanted her to sue CBS; and Britt “felt betrayed by Cassandra.”
+ plus: Eddie stops by the U8TV loft.

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.