EW asks, “is Tonya crazy?” plus: Julie and Melissa fight via their blogs.

EW asks, “is Tonya crazy?” plus: Julie and Melissa fight via their blogs.
“Is Tonya crazy?” “Yes,” says Entertainment Weekly’s Josh Wolk, who analyzes The Real World Chicago cast member’s bizarre behavior and finds that “[s]he’s a character type we’ve never seen before on the show: a meld of nuttiness, manipulativeness, hypochondria, and, uniquely, sociopathy.”
+ plus: New Orleans’ Melissa and Julie get into a blog war: first, Julie wrote that Melissa’s “views [on race] were limited somewhat.” Melissa replied on her site, asking Julie “how, oh how, would you categorize yours? I mean, you called black people colored….,” and also tells Julie that she, Melissa, “[has] taken the high road for a mighty long time with and regarding you. … So please, don’t talk shit.”

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.