apocalypse averted as Jase is voted out; producers want help creating a competition.

apocalypse averted as Jase is voted out; producers want help creating a competition.
Big Brother 5‘s three remaining horsemen couldn’t manage to stick together, but it didn’t matter anyway, as Jase was voted out of the house. Cowboy was the only person who voted for Jase, as veto-holder Drew first refused to save Jase, and then voted against him. On the couch with Julie, Jase said that the four horsemen are no longer together because “A girl got in the middle. Scott wanted to vote out Holly. If he hadn’t voted out Holly, then there would have been no Adria and no Natalie.” Meanwhile, having apparently exhausted their repertoire of ridiculous games with lame rewards, producers are looking to us for challenge ideas. At the end of this week’s recap, CBS asks, “Got an idea for a BIG BROTHER Competition? Next Tuesday, August 17, call in to HOUSE CALLS: THE BIG BROTHER TALK SHOW and tell your idea to guest Jym Buss, BB Senior Competition Producer. Whoever calls in with the best idea wins a prop from the House!” Get on your thinking caps–or, better, to more accurately reproduce the challenges featured on the show, hit yourself on the head several times with a skillet and then design a competition.
+ also: “Big Brother 5: Sex, Lies, Videotape & A Hand Job–The Things They Don’t Want You To See.”

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.