Schlossberg Tower, Freiburg
Andy Dehnart photographed by Kellie Warren, March 2019

Welcome. 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

Loyola Marymount University

“What I like most about Andy’s presentations and sessions is that he goes beyond just telling students what to do. Instead, he shares examples of his experiences as a working freelancer and reality television expert. Andy encourages students to pursue writing, but without sounding Pollyanna-ish about what the prospects are of landing a well-paying freelance gig. His wealth of experience with magazines and publishing — along with a wry, sometimes self-deprecating sense of humor — provides him a credible voice that really connects with students.”

Tom Nelson, professor of journalism, Loyola Marymount 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

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

Washington Post

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

Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post