“tremendous positive reaction to … aspirational” Latino reality TV shows.

“tremendous positive reaction to … aspirational” Latino reality TV shows.
Audiences have “had tremendous positive reaction to the aspirational aspects of” reality TV shows produced by Telemundo for Hispanic audiences, a Telemundo VP tells the New York Times. Mimi Belt says, “Disrespect, viciousness, sarcastic humor don’t work for us. If conflict is out of hand, we may edit it out of the show.” While that may mean the network won’t produce a version of Paradise Hotel any time soon, they have had success with a friendly version of American Idol, although a version of Temptation Island wasn’t as well-received because of “its strong sexual content and its goal of tempting couples into cheating on their partners,” the paper reports.

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.