Six years and 5,990 stories about reality TV

Today is July 9, reality blurred‘s official sixth anniversary. Tomorrow begins the seventh year of this site, which is about as crazy to me as realizing that when I began this project, I was 22, and now I’m about to move into my last year before I turn 30, at which time society’s expectations dictate that I’ll have to throw myself from a bridge unless I get my book published and move up to the A-list.

What began as a blog hosted by Tripod and powered by Blogger has become perhaps the world’s biggest archive of reality TV news, and, of course, stories about drunken reality whores. Since the site’s inception, I’ve posted 5,990 stories; this is the 5,991st. Many of those came thanks to readers like you, and perhaps even you, and for that I am grateful.

But I’m more grateful that you come back here day after day to read my bitching–I mean, analysis–and link to stories on your blog, tell your friends about it, and let me know when I’ve misspelleldd a word.

Thanks much.

the site’s first, third, fourth, and fifth anniversaries [reality blurred]

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.