Big Brother named one of “20 programmes that changed our world.”

Big Brother named one of the “20 programmes that changed our world.”
Along with the Apollo moon landing, Live Aid, and reports on JFK’s assassination, Big Brother has been named one of the “20 programmes that changed our world” by a UK journalist writing in Radio Times. The show that locks strangers in a house together was number 19 on the list, but it did beat news reports on Sept. 11, 2001. Hugo Davenport says the show made the list because “This multimedia event–pointless, trivial, banal, but obsessive–stoked the appetite for talent-free celebrity,” the Independent 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.

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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.