Adam selects Samantha.

Adam selects Samantha.
Adam broke a heart of his own last night as he ditched Rachel Goetz–who wrote bad poetry for bad poet Adam–in favor of Samantha Trenk–the girl with a tattoo of another man’s initials–on the final episode of Average Joe 3: Adam Returns. The show was apparently so uneventful that not even NBC’s web site has been updated with the results. (The Trades has a good run-down of the final ep.) Still, the finale of the four-week series actually helped NBC beat CBS among viewers 18 to 49, but just barely.

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.