Whoa! Reality TV just went to a whole new level. Have you been watching Married at First Sight? OK, I was aware of the show and a little surprised at the press buzz for a brand new show on a brand new network, FYI, rebranded from Biography. Well, this weekend I spent time with literally hundreds of people in the TV and media industry, and EVERYONE is talking about this show. In today's exclusive episode below, I break down what we're seeing (and NOT seeing) so far, as well as episode 6 of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
The world is used to matchmakers, whether they are people or online dating services with computer algorithms. Heck, that's how I got married. But committing to legally marry a stranger on the say-so of four experts redefines trust.
In today's video below, I take each of the couples in turn, Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner, Monet Bell and Vaughn Copeland, and Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion, as well as production and editing elements and what we, the viewers, are meant to think. Is it working? Is it not? Will these couples stay together, and given the initial presentation, where are they all going over the next nine episodes?
On the flip side, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars is in its sixth episode with two left in the season. Jenni "JWoww" Farley had to deal with a problem that affects every reality star in her condition -- there's such a delicate balance between taking care of yourself and taking care of business. Below, I detail the production choice to break the fourth wall, and how Jenni may or may not be correct in her accusations. Her fiance Roger Mathews has his own issues, many of which stem from his desire to get out of the public eye. Add to that a Bad Girls Club moment, the likes of which we've never seen outside of Tanisha Thomas' own show, and there's lots to discuss.
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Do you think any of the Married at First Sight couples will stay together?
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