Kyle joins soap opera cast.

Kyle joins soap opera cast.
The Real World Chicago‘s Kyle Brandt has been cast as Phillip Kiriakis on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. The show’s producer says that “Kyle’s born to act,” which we presume means that he can act like more than just a jerk. Actually, Kyle, who graduated from Princeton, has acted since high school, and although Dawson’s Creek turned him down, NBC’s soap opera is giving him his big break starting in May.

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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