race around Antarctica called “world’s biggest reality television program.”

race around Antarctica called “world’s biggest reality television program.”
A small production company is planning to film the 42-day Antarctica Cup yacht race and then make it into a daily reality TV show. “If you could imagine a Big Brother on each yacht then that’s exactly what we’re turning this into,” the show’s producer tells the Sunday Times. Producers plan to invite celebrities from the boats’ home countries to participate in the race, which will circle Antarctica starting March 5, 2005.

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.

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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.