Swan concludes tonight with pageant.

Swan concludes tonight with pageant.
The extreme makeover show The Swan concludes tonight with a two-hour pageant. Nine of the 16 women who were reconstructed USA TODAY looks at reaction to the show, which has been mostly negative with everyone except the 9.2 million people who watch every week. Merline Norman, who’s competing tonight, tells The Press-Enterprise says the show and transformation “has given me a new perspective on life. It has brought me closer to my loved ones and more importantly to myself.”
+ also: show therapist Lynn Ianni’s Ph.D. is from an unaccredited diploma mill.

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.