Joe M wanted to leave because “the girls were so nice and pure and innocent.”

Joe M wanted to leave because “the girls were so nice and pure and innocent.”
The Next Joe Millionaire says “[t]here were times that I wanted to leave Italy because the girls were so nice and pure and innocent, and I was deceiving them.” David Smith says he decided to do the show because “I’m 24, I’ve never been out of the country before, and I’ve got nothing to lose.” FOX’s Mike Darnell says that the women, who were subject to lie detector tests to make sure they’d never heard of the first series, found David to be “their image of a typical, boorish American, until they find out he’s got $80 million. Then, all of a sudden, he’s attractive.”
+ also: “Hard to believe this is the best Fox can do to follow up last season’s wonderfully subversive postmodern gem of wholly mean-spirited reality TV.”

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.