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Teti’s mom on reality TV weddings and Unhung Hero, which is what it sounds like

Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion, one of three couples on Married At First Sight (Photo: FYI)
Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion, one of three couples on Married At First Sight (Photo: FYI)

In Mom On Pop, Bonney Teti—mother of A.V. Club senior editor John Teti—shares her unfiltered thoughts on the pop culture of the day.

It’s August, a perfect time to venture into the wilderness of reality TV and see what the medium’s lunatic fringe has to offer. The FYI network (formerly a 24-hour Murphy Brown rerun channel) has grabbed my attention lately with Married At First Sight, a show that sets three couples up on blind dates, except they get married on the date. It’s crass, it’s weird, and I find it fascinating, so Mom and I talk about why we love to hate it. But first, we delve into Unhung Hero, a documentary that Mom found on Netflix. It’s the tale of a comedian who was dumped by his girlfriend because she thought his member was too small. Look, I don’t know. Mom chose this one.

Mom also shares stories of ice-cream-related emotional trauma, and we talk about the etiquette of playing Facebook games with distant acquaintances.

Mom On Pop is available on iTunes, and there’s a podcast RSS feed if you want to subscribe to the show in other apps. Never miss an episode!