After the Final Rose marketed with hype; alien baby remarks edited out.

After the Final Rose marketed with hype; alien baby remarks edited out.
We don’t give ABC credit for much, since the network is generally incompetent, but we have to give mad props to their promotion of The Bachelor 5 After the Final Rose special. Defamer guessed that the camera phone pictures sent to reality blurred were the work of a “crafty publicist,” and that’s a good guess considering the show last night featured no live studio audience (just some clapping production people during the credits). Plus, the link showed up on message boards and elsewhere. Additionally, ABC’s press releases about the show’s confrontational moments were picked up as scoops by the media (including us). Naturally, though, they hype wasn’t as good as the reality: Tara walked off the set and then came right back, and the exchange about Jessica and Tara’s alien babies was completely edited out of the broadcast. ABC, you tease.

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.