“reality television a helpful way to examine…lives and morals” for teen girls.

“reality television a helpful way to examine…lives and morals” for teen girls.
A study of 18- to 21-year-old girls’ “response to reality television programs” in Australia is only half complete, but the researchers say their subjects “[find] reality television a helpful way to examine their own lives and morals,” the Courier-Mail reports. Regarding Australia’s Big Brother, the study found “teenage girls took the program to a deeper emotional level” and “were really interested in the morals and ethics of it.”

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.