Janu quit because she became a “pawn.”

Janu quit because she became a “pawn.”
Janu says she quit Survivor Palau primarily because “I realized I’m a play piece. I am a pawn and they are moving me around.” She tells TV Guide that she decided “to go when I want to go, and it is going to make them think twice about what is happening.” Janu also says that she lost 12 pounds on the island, and when she had food, she “would throw it up every single time.” Apparently, the lack of food affected her mentally, as she says that the rats initially “freaked me out. Afterward, they just became gerbils and Muppets.” Muppets? Hopefully that’ll be on the DVD.

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.