“it’s absolute bedlam” in Philly’s Old City because of Real World gawkers.

“it’s absolute bedlam” in Philly’s Old City because of Real World gawkers.
The Real World Philadelphia‘s presence in Old City is helping local restaurateurs, both near the house and near U. Penn’s campus. One restaurant owner tells the Daily Pennsylvanian the cast’s visit was eventless, and says they’ve “definitely seen an increase in business” because of the show. Another restaurant manager concurs: “They were wonderful to have in the restaurant. They were a nice group of people.” However, another restaurateur told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the presence of show fans on weekends is problematic: “Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, from 7:30 until 2 in the morning, it’s absolute bedlam down here,” Tony Rodgers says.

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.