did God help Vee win?

did God help Vee win?
Throughout Survivor Marquesas, ultimate survivor Vecepia Towery asked God for forgiveness for her actions and thanked God for helping her advance in the game. So does God help people win reality TV shows, and was her constant asking for forgiveness okay? The Salt Lake City Tribune analyzes her and Neleh’s religiosity as it relates to the game. One reverend says “Towery’s comments suggest a ‘loose’ use of the term ‘forgiveness,'” which another person says could encourage people to do anything knowing they can just ask for forgiveness later.
+ plus: Kimmi writes in the LA Times about cruelty to animals on TV.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.