Surviving Survivor retrospective (and live blog) tonight

Tonight, CBS celebrates a (near) decade and (almost) 20 seasons of Survivor with a special one-hour retrospective titled Surviving Survivor. It airs at 8 p.m. ET.

The show is essentially like one of VH1′s “I Love the…” specials, with clips interspersed with interviews with cast members and some commentators. An (insanely short) preview is below.

Because reminiscing about shared experiences with strangers is fun, and the show will probably be somewhat ridiculous, I’ll be live blogging it right here, so I’ll look forward to another hour of group television watching with you all. See you at 8.

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.