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

Washington Post

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

Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post

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“Andy spoke at the public library about the use of advertising in Facebook; he spoke in an engaging manner and presented the information in understandable terms to an audience of older adults who do not always trust social media sites. Audience members left with an understanding of how advertising is used in Facebook and what they needed to do to protect their privacy in Facebook.”

Laura Holton, New Smyrna Beach Regional Library

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

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

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“the Pauline Kael of reality TV.”

Jon Kroll, Emmy-winning reality TV producer

caution children

“sometimes spends too much time visiting with his neighbors”

my second grade report card