Real World is “the most vile of the plagues that MTV has unleashed.”

Real World is “the most vile of the plagues that MTV has unleashed.”
In the Las Vegas Weekly, Al Mancini body-slams “the most vile of the plagues that MTV has unleashed on the Earth”–i.e., The Real World. He calls the show “the Sistine Chapel for America’s cult of celebrity-for-its-own-sake,” and writes of the cast, “Rescued from the need to find shelter and employment, the self-absorbed simpletons are permitted to indulge their delusions of celebrity by treating every minor incident in their otherwise average lives as a major drama. ” He also mentions his run-in with some of The Real World Las Vegas cast members. When he asked what they were shooting, the reply came back, “it’s confidential.”

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.