Frontier House debuts tonight.

Frontier House debuts tonight.
PBS’s six-hour, three day reality TV series that follows three families who agreed to live as if it were 1883 debuts tonight. Frontier House is based upon last year’s 1900 House, and it takes place in 1883 Montana, where the three families–which included some small children–lived for five months without any modern conveniences. PBS air times vary by station, so check your listings.

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.