Shannon: “I went…to see if he would cheat”; John went to prove otherwise.

Shannon: “I went…to see if he would cheat”; John went to prove otherwise.
One of the couples that made it through Temptation Island 2 with their relationship intact talks to Shannon Rutledge says she did the show “to see if he would cheat on me,” citing her “really rocky past” relationships. John Dolan says he went on the show in part to “prove to Shannon that not every guy would cheat.”

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.

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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.