Jeff Probst: “The only satisfaction [crew members] get is from within.”

Jeff Probst: “The only satisfaction [crew members] get is from within.”
Chicago Sun-Times TV critic Phil Rosenthal visits the set of Survivor Marquesas, and reports on the logistics and unseen talent that goes into producing the show. Host Jeff Probst praises the crew’s work, saying “[t]he cameramen are storytellers and the editors are uncredited producers” who are motivated by Burnett, “this incredibly inspirational leader.” Rosenthal also reports on this year’s location, the island of Nuka Hiva, and its amenities, which include the virus that causes elephantiasis and sand fleas called “no-no”s that “leave terrible welts on anyone who has left skin exposed and failed to apply a greasy, sickly sweet-smelling insecticide.”

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.