Six days left to enter the Hell’s Kitchen TV giveaway; American Idol CDs, t-shirts for the runners-up

This coming Sunday is the last day to enter the Hell’s Kitchen 2 contest, in which you can win a brand-new flat-screen LCD TV.

While I’d love to give prizes to all of you who’ve entered, alas, there have to be losers. However, there is good news: There will be fewer losers, as another FOX show, American Idol, is kicking in 10 additional prizes.

So, the first runners-up will win Hell’s Kitchen aprons. The next five selected will win the American Idol Season 5 Encores CD, which feature a cover by each of the top 12 finalists, plus liner notes where each contestant thanks those responsible for their success, like Jesus. Five more lucky people will receive American Idol t-shirts. (Alas, I cannot honor specific consolation prize requests; it’s all up to the luck of the draw, you picky bastard.)

Thus, one person will win the TV and 14 people will other prizes; all winners will be drawn at random and notified via e.mail sometime next week. Read the rules and enter today. Thanks for entering, thanks for reading reality blurred, and good luck.

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.