gay.com columnist doesn’t dig Bill and Joe or “cry-baby” Bunky; likes Road Rules’ Sophia.

gay.com columnist doesn’t dig Bill and Joe or “cry-baby” Bunky; likes Road Rules’ Sophia.
In her list of “TV’s best and worst of 2001,” Gay.com’s Christine Champagne says The Amazing Race‘s Bill and Joe were a “thoroughly unlikable duo” and names them the “worst reality show contestants.” Big Brother 2‘s Bunky also got on her nerves, so she named him “worst cry-baby.” But she was thrilled with Road Rules 10‘s Sophia, saying that the “adorable lesbian may be the sanest reality show contestant we’ve ever met.” Survivor Africa‘s unlikely couple Brandon and Frank won her award for “best reality show date.”

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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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.