Murder Game “a radical reworking of…Murder in Small Town X.”

Murder Game “a radical reworking of…Murder in Small Town X.”
In late 2001 the BBC purchased the rights to FOX’s Murder in Small Town X format, which is set to debut soon. But it represents “a radical reworking of the Murder in Small Town X format,” a BBC spokesperson tells MediaGuardian. “In the US they put a much bigger emphasis on the dramatic side and the relationships between the investigators. We’ve gone much bigger on the investigation.” Still, the format, as developed by former UK Big Brother producer Conrad Green, sounds familiar: over eight episodes “10 contestants must solve a fictional murder and avoid being bumped off themselves to win a £25,000 prize”; they’ll interact with actors as part of the game.

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.