French regulators order Loft Story’s rules to be changed.

French regulators order Loft Story’s rules to be changed.
French television regulators have ordered changes to France’s controversial Loft Story–including a reversal of the rules; the cast now has to vote for who they want to keep rather than who they want to kick out. The changes also include daily nap/rest times and a period of time every day when the cast must be away from the cameras. The network that is airing the show, M6, will comply with the demands.
+ plus: “when did the French become prudes?”

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.