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

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

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

Stetson University

“I was thoroughly impressed with Andy’s ability to put my students and I at ease and allow us to engage with the improv activities comfortably and confidently. Not only were the activities fun, but he did a great job of helping us see how we could apply the principles and skills involved to our daily lives and work.”

Colin MacFarlane, Stetson University

Washington Post

“For matters of reality TV, always read Andy Dehnart.”

Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post