Real World Austin cast photographed.

Real World Austin cast photographed.
Two things we know about The Real World Austin cast: They’re really good at sticking their faces in front of non-MTV cameras, and they are no strangers to liquor. Also, they kind of look exactly like the casts from the past few seasons. TheRealWorldAustin.com’s cast sightings photo gallery shows the cast around their house, but mostly they’re socializing and posing for pictures with, presumably, complete strangers. I wonder if they still pretend they’re working on a “project,” or if they just dispense with that and scream to anybody in earshot, “Hey! I’m on The Real World! Who wants to take my fucking picture? Woo! Here’s to an endless career of college campus visits and Real World/Road Rules Challenge appearances! Rock on!”

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.