Hello, friend! 😃

I’m Andy Dehnart, a TV critic, journalist, writer, and most importantly, a person who loves reality TV and is not ashamed to admit that.

Almost 20 years ago, I created reality blurred, where I babysit television’s most embarrassing child. Like sitcoms or dramas, reality TV can be terrible, and it can also be riveting art. I’m here to call it out when it sucks and celebrate it when it’s amazing.

And there is a lot of amazing unscripted entertainment. I’m here to make sure you don’t miss any of it.

What is this? 🤔

This is my e-mail newsletter, Reality in Focus (GET IT?), in which I’ll catch you up on what you’ve missed. Every Friday, about midday ET and morning PT, expect a note that will include links to my reviews and reporting about all kinds of reality shows.

I’ll also be sharing recommendations for great unscripted entertainment, from documentaries to podcasts; articles I’ve read and loved; and more.

For those who upgrade to paid, you’ll get an early look at a preview of the week ahead, curated must-reads, and more.

Is this free? 💰

Yes! And no! Is anything really free? It costs money for humans to create quality content, and if we’re not paying, we’re actually paying in ways we don’t know, like by having our every move tracked by The Facebook’s robot army.

The Friday edition of my newsletter will always be free, just as it has been for the past four years and 165+ newsletters.

However, there will be new, bonus content for those who are able and would like to support me with actual money, which is required to feed my cats, run my website, and do on-the-ground reporting, like this and this and this.

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