1500+ people complained to ABC about Adam Lambert’s performance

The AP reports that “ABC says more than 1,500 people have called to complain about Adam Lambert’s sexually-charged performance at the American Music Awards.”

Sure, but what were they complaining about? His shouty singing? His trip and fall? The fact that they’d seen simulated fellatio and same-sex kissing before and wanted some originality? (Adam acknowledged his predecessors today.) Or were they jealous? Bored with nothing better to do with their miserable lives? Or just very, very confused Brothers & Sisters viewers?

Was Adam Lambert’s AMA Act Too Racy? [AP]

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.