Cyber Monday special: tell me what I should write about

Today is Cyber Monday, the end of the beginning of our month-long consumerism binge, which begins on Black Friday–or even earlier this year, on Thanksgiving Day, because who wants to sit around listening to racist grandparents when you can shove aside (or shoot) fellow bargain-hunters for a chance at a $38 Blu-Ray player?

Anyway, this conclusion to these four days of shopping is today, when you can go online and get exactly what you want for a discounted price, so I thought I’d apply that to reality blurred instead of just encouraging you to watch more Hoarders to avoid buying more crap.

I always appreciate feedback and suggestions, so you can request whatever you want. Alas, my Cyber Monday deal comes with no guarantee that I’ll actually deliver, but that makes ordering far more exciting, doesn’t it?

So, tell me:

  • What kinds of stories should I do more often or less frequently?
  • What do I not know that I should know? (I realize my ignorance is virtually endless, so this is a big question.)
  • What shows should I be watching that I’m not?
  • What would make reality blurred better? I mean, besides replacing me with someone less irritable.

E.mail me and let me know the answers to any of those questions or others. And as always, feel free to send links, clips, documents, or anything else.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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.