random reality TV humor.

random reality TV humor.
If anything, reality TV is always good for a laugh. First, The Onion offers a USA TODAY-style infographic suggesting reasons why reality TV shows are on the decline. Among them: “Everybody loves Raymond, nobody loves those assholes on Survivor 3.” Elsewhere, Screenblast presents a satire of Survivor and Gilligan’s Island using stop-motion animated Barbie-style dolls. They compete in sadistic challenges, talk behind each other’s back, and there’s even a Jeff Probst character. To watch the video, go to Screenblast, and once inside, click “Comedy,” “Sweet J Presents,” and then “‘Survivor’ – Sweet J Style.”

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.