Dancing with the Stars generates more complaints than Adam Lambert did

ABC received more than 1,500 complaints about Adam Lambert’s AMA performance, but it turns out that’s not really a big deal after all, because Dancing with the Stars is even more controversial, and we all know how crazy risque that show is.

Advertising Age reports that “ABC gets more complaints from viewers over broadcasts of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” according to “One person familiar with the situation.”

I’d say that I’d love to see those complaints–Are they about unblurred costume bulges? Bruno Tonoli’s triple-entendres? Len Goodman’s crankiness? Samantha Harris’ babbling?–but reading them would probably be like reading Yahoo Answers, and doing that scares me more than Paranormal Activity did.

ABC’s Problem Child: Adam Lambert [Advertising Age]

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.