Big Brother “should be required viewing for everyone” beacuse of its “reflections of life.”

Big Brother’s “reflections of life” “should be required viewing for everyone.”
Because it’s “an accurate representation of what goes on every day in every community,” writer Mike Hendricks says that Big Brother 3 “should be required viewing for everyone.” He adds, “The characteristics that manifested themselves on Big Brother 3 were not imitations of life. They were reflections of life. That’s how far too many of us behave and it’s not something we should be especially prideful of.”

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.