Series 7 writer/director says timing of film was completely accidental.

Series 7 writer/director says timing of film was completely accidental.
Daniel Minahan’s big-screen satire of reality TV, Series 7: The Contenders, came to theatres during the reality TV boom completely accidentally. He tells Cinema Confidential, “…[W]hen we were shooting the movie in Connecticut, we got word about this Survivor show in Amsterdam at first. We thought ‘Oh, that’s cute. They’d never do something like that on American TV.’ By the time we finished filming the movie, there was the first episode of Survivor where we were like ‘Oh my God’….”

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.