Survivor crew: “We come in, and we want to take over.”

Survivor crew: “We come in, and we want to take over.”
For the Survivor Thailand production and other shoots, the crew’s “demands are enormous. … We come in, and we want to take over,” the show’s locations manager tells the Philadelphia Enquirer. In Thailand, impact on the area was already apparent before the production arrived: the paper reports that “debris washed up with every tide” that had to be collected and recycled. After the cast and crew left, officials didn’t notice any damage; the only thing they seemed to have left behind was $4.5 million in the local economy.

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.