Big Brother Australia debuts.

Big Brother Australia debuts.
The Australian version of Big Brother began last night. Already, a cast member has left the house, but for medical treatment; she hurt her wrist playing volleyball. Another played a practical joke on the house by leaving a “used” condom in the kitchen. Follow along at the show’s site, And if you’re in Australia, a University of Queensland professor will present “analyses of the program’s psychology, development and production at weekly public seminars.”

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.