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

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

Washington Post

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

Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post

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

Vulture

“Nobody covers unscripted TV as thoroughly, or as well”

Josef Adalian, Vulture

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“the Pauline Kael of reality TV.”

Jon Kroll, Emmy-winning reality TV producer

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“I have been consistently astounded by friend and Stetson University professor Andy Dehnart’s boundless capacity for watching and analyzing reality TV shows.”

Eric Deggans, St. Petersburg Times