Watch the Kardashians minus all the Kardashians

Removing all the Kardashians and Kris Jenner from Keeping Up with the Kardashians unsurprisingly results in a better show. It also results in a few surreal minutes of Bruce Jenner talking to and interacting with himself.

The video, edited by Alexander Pyle to remove Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kris, and other kast members of the E! reality show, attributes its concept to Ethan Sedelmeier. As The AV Club notes, it’s very reminiscent of Garfield Minus Garfield, the fantastic edited version of the comic strip that removes its feline star “in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle.”

“Existential angst” describes this well. My absolute favorite parts are the silent “coming up” segments; they’re captivating and I don’t know why.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.