Bishop who’s never watched Big Brother calls it “humiliating.”

Bishop who’s never watched Big Brother calls it “humiliating.”
The first black bishop in the Church of England called the UK’s Big Brother “humiliating” and “cheap entertainment.” He’s retiring this fall, and at a gathering honoring his career, talked about the show, saying he never watched but said, “What I dislike about what passes for television is the use of the humiliation of human beings to entertain other human beings. So we sit and watch the humiliation of these people and all that viciousness of human beings. The world would be a better place if we were encouraged to see the good that is in other people,” according to BBC News.
+ plus: UK Big Brother 3 contestant “says he is ‘too nice’ to be able to cash in on his Big Brother experience.”

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.