Must-see video: An infomercial for Survivor’s Redemption Island Shampoo and Conditioner

An ad for Survivor‘s Redemption Island Shampoo and Conditioner has appeared online, and it’s hilarious.

The video, below, is the genius work of CBS’ EyeLab team, which creates viral videos to promote the network’s shows. It cleverly remixed Survivor South Pacific pre-season interviews with Probst, Ozzy, and Coach, and constructed an infomercial so incredible and virtually seamless that it’s amazing this isn’t real and/or wasn’t done intentionally.

Brilliant work.

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.