relatives eat gross things; Jake out and Chuay Gahn now faces itself.

relatives eat gross things; Jake out and Chuay Gahn now faces itself.
With Jake out of Survivor Thailand, only former Chuay Gahn tribe members–once the “weaker” tribe–remain on the island. In a surprise twist during last night’s episode, the reward challenge brought a family member for each remaining survivor to Thailand. In order to actually be able to see their loved one, the family members had to compete in the challenge, eating things such as boiled tarantula and gigantic cockroaches. It came down to Helen’s husband and Jake’s wife; Helen’s husband narrowly won, and he spent a day with Helen and the rest of the tribe. The other survivor’s depression ended at the immunity challenge, though, where Jeff Probst brought out their family members again and allowed them to compete in the challenge. Ted and his brother won.
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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.