Jonathan blames the editing, himself.

Jonathan blames the editing, himself.
The Amazing Race 6‘s resident obnoxious, spouse-abusing bad-boy Jonathan Baker blames the editing (and Red Bull) and says that he’s not really the dickhead that we’ve seen on our TV screens. “The editing wasn’t kind to me, was it? They used everything bad that was there. Victoria and I are like any married couple, we fight sometimes, but not like that. … We do love each other. But the way we’re represented, I’m abusing her,” he tells the Providence Journal. But wait! He also actually blames himself, which either shows media-induced schizophrenia or remarkable self-awareness. “I did this to myself. I went in wearing crazy colors. I didn’t want to play the nice guy. I wanted to be colorful and over-the-top. I didn’t want to be just nice. It wouldn’t be fun. It wouldn’t get any attention. … if you just be real, it will be boring. If you take it to a heightened level, it will be interesting,” he says.
+ also: critic: “I’m tired of reality TV giving people in dysfunctional relationships a platform to showcase and celebrate their troubles.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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.