Manor House and American Idol nominated for TV critics’ awards.

Manor House and American Idol nominated for TV critics’ awards.
TV critics may bitch about reality TV, but they’ve nominated two reality TV shows for awards. The 2003 Television Critics Association Awards nominees include American Idol, which is competing for program of the year against shows such as Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and HBO’s “The Wire,” and PBS’ Manor House, which is nominated in the outstanding achievement/movies, mini-series and specials category against shows such as HBO’s “Live From Baghdad.”

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.