Schlossberg Tower, Freiburg

Andy Dehnart in the Haleakala craterWelcome. I’m Andy Dehnart, a writer, TV critic, and teacher who publishes reality blurred.

Look around to learn more about me, and please say hi!

what others say about me

The Morning Call

reality blurred “takes a shrewd and skeptical look at the genre without sliding into condescension. The site succeeds because its clever creator genuinely likes reality TV — he cares when shows are done badly and he wants to vent about it. Deftly discriminating what’s interesting (co-stars dating each other) from what’s not (casting notices), Reality Blurred is like Cliffs Notes for the pop-culturally ignorant.”

The Morning Call

East Carolina University

“Andy Skyped into my senior-level reality TV seminar and fielded my students’ questions with informed and thoughtful answers. I appreciated that he didn’t simply give them a canned speech but instead dialogued with my students about the field. We hope he’ll visit us (virtually) again sometime!”

Amanda Ann Klein, East Carolina University

KCRW's The Spin-Off podcast

“Andy, for over a decade now, has been one of our leading chroniclers of unscripted television. What I love about his tweets and his site is [that] he’s the perfect mix of a reality fan and critic. … He’s a little bit of a treasure on the unscripted front.”

Joe Adalian


“I don’t really watch a lot of reality television, mind you, but I must admit my day is never complete without a peek at Andy’s flawless Weblog devoted to the subject,”

Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY