fun with parody.

fun with parody.
A handful of new movies, theatrical and amateur, parody the two biggest reality TV shows. Disorder in the House: A Political Big Brother offers commentary by intercutting scenes from an overseas version of Big Brother plus scenes of politicians in action. A full-blown movie parody of Survivor takes a different approach, featuring lots of naked people running around an island, although these aren’t ordinary people–they’re five former Penthouse Pets. Survivors Exposed is available on DVD. Finally, if that’s not enough, there’s the self-describing Erotic Survivor.

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.