Matthew Simmonds is the founder and editor of Reality Review, and a second-year university student at the Queensland University of Technology, studying a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism). His passions include writing and Reality TV, and hopes to combine both through this blog.
Reality Television has always been a staple in the Simmonds home. From a young age, Matthew was captivated by the competition structure used in several Australian shows like, beginning with Big Brother, and continuing with shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Australian Idol. But it wasn’t until he was introduced to the most extreme social experiment in TV, Survivor, that Matthew truly fell in love with the episodic elimination format where, each week, “the tribe has spoken”.
Journalism on the other hand, became a passion later in life. Despite pondering future careers in either acting or law, Matthew chose to extend his skill in writing and journalism by studying a Bachelor of Communication at the Queensland University of Technology. The course has only ignited further love for the industry, and he hopes to use every asset possible during his years of study.
Matt Tsimpikas is a writer for Reality Review, and is a second year university student at the Queensland University of Technology, studying a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism). His primary passion is sport and hopes to seek a career within the industry, however loves watching Reality TV with family and friends.
Since an early age, Matt has consumed Reality Televison regularly. The show that fasincated him growing up was Big Brother because of the heightened social nature. Currently, he enjoys watching romantic formats including Love Island, Married At First Sight and The Bachelor.
Matt has always been eager to study journalism at a teritary level. He has considered careers in both teaching and professional sport, but has always been excited about the possibility of becoming a journslist. Whilst studying a Bachelor of Communication at the Queensland University of Technology, Matt is eager to gain further experience in all areas of the industry and is excited about the opportunity to write for Reality Review.
What is Reality Review?
Reality Review aims to analyse, discuss and break down the week’s events and highlights of specifically chosen Reality Television shows as they air nationally or internationally. While the main focus is on Reality Television, at its core Reality Review is a television review site, and some Scripted Television may be found in the miscellaneous section on the ‘Shows‘ page.
- Big Brother Australia