Behind the Glass concludes with “mega-ratings” and “social debate.”

Behind the Glass concludes with “mega-ratings” and “social debate.”
Russia’s Behind the Glass ended last weekend, concluding the show where seven people lived in a glass apartment for 34 days. The often sexual and explicit show was not without controversy: the Russian Orthodox Church was among its critics. One poll found that 67 percent of Russians had watched the show at least once, and according to a research firm, the public was split over the content of the show and its appropriateness for TV.
+ also: currently suing a Brazilian show it says copies Big Brother, Endemol is still considering legal action against Behind the Glass.

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.