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

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

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

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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

USA TODAY

“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, realityblurred.com.”

Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

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