columnist says Fab Five are “useless.”

columnist says Fab Five are “useless.”
Apparently trying to get his country included in the axis of evil, Sydney Morning Herald columnist John Attridge says that all of the Fab Five aren’t “indispensable.” In other words, each Queer Eye for the Straight Guy cast member is “useless,” He says food guy Ted is “potentially the least useless member of the team” and says “that grooming expert Kyan on … has no actual expertise.” He also criticizes the problems that the Fab Five solve, such as “keep[ing] that scabby crust off my lip when I drink red wine.” Dude, scabby crust on your lip is probably something worthy of attention beyond the Fab Five. Get that checked out pronto.
+ also: spoof film follows “Flab Five [who] help reinvent queer guy Tristan, whose b-f wants him to butch up his life.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.