“foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India.”

“foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India.”
While Popstars is doing well, reality TV shows such as The Amazing Race aren’t overly popular in India. One person interviewed by The Times of India suggests that’s because “foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India, like bungee-jumping or ski-diving, making it difficult for the Indian viewer to relate to.” The article also reveals that Survivor 2 was well-received but was pulled from the air there because animal killings violated the Prevention of Cruelty Towards Animals Act.

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.