Married at First Sight: The First Year (S1 Spoilers)

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    “Married at First Sight” is an extreme social experiment that follows six brave singles yearning for a life-long partnership as they agree to a provocative proposal: getting legally married to a complete stranger the moment they first meet. Four specialists – sexologist, Dr. Logan Levkoff; psychologist, Dr. Joseph Cilona; sociologist, Dr. Pepper Schwartz; and spiritualist, Greg Epstein – create what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will not meet until they walk down the aisle and see each other face-to-face, for the first time, at the altar. Over the course of several weeks, episodes capture each couple’s journey as they go from wedding, to honeymoon, to early nesting, to the daily struggle of working on their marriage. After several weeks together, each couple must make a decision: do they remain together or decide to divorce?

    Now in its second season, Married at First sight is even more intense. With Jason in the Fire Academy, Courtney losing her job, Jamie pushing for a child and Doug struggling to settle in, the couples are all being tested in new and harsh ways that are sure to push their new marriages to their limits. The question? Who can survive, and who will chose to walk away...


    I dunno why that got so intense for a silly thread intro, but the real question here is if any of the people here on Iwaku watch that show besides myself. I personally am a big fan for some reasons both cliche and unusual. It really is intense and shows human nature in a very different setting, but it's also fun to just see people entering married life and (hopefully) falling in love!

    So with that I will shush, and listen to what you all have to say about the show, if you even know of it that is...​
  2. Hah. Reality TV.

    The most realistic thing on them is the sets half the time.

    Isn't this on TLC too? They've gotten pretty bad with the sensationalist drama bait plaguing modern TV.

    Everyone likes different things and that's cool. This kind of show just made me really hate people, whether it's real or what I've heard Mike Rowe call it: docu-drama.

    A quick look shows the idea was Danish and 2/3 of the couples were still happily married. When the divorce rate here is near or so to 50% that means (statistically) three of these couples won't manage and break. It also looks like the marriage is easily broken without serious repercussions just in case.
  3. This one is FYI actually, which in my area is a very new station that got lucky to have this show be so popular <~<

    One couple already split actually, and I only see one of the current ones surviving to be honest. Since, well, the other girl was on The Bachelor. Great start, and I'm sure that whole experience gave her just a fantastic idea of what love is and how it works. Yea... *sad laughs*
  4. Ah, I see. Must be one of those channels I flip past on my way to Science or Discovery unless History channel derails my search.

    It could all be planned as well I guess. Can't blame you for being emotionally invested. Two coworkers have been watching General Hospital or whatever "you watch dem stories today" is. And those shows are more fake than nylon!
  5. I have never heard about it.. Ever.never.
    These people here in UK block so many things >_> tsk tsk ..

    On the topic, sounds interesting. ^^ I will see if I can manage to find it online and give it a go perhaps ..
  6. I've never heard of it. I'm not much of a reality TV type of person though. I'll admit, they're awfully brave. I don't think I could marry someone who I didn't know at least a little something about. Wonder if the network will pay for their divorces when the show ends. o.O
  7. The FYI website has most or all of S1 full episodes on it ^^
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  8. I watched the first three episodes and never watched it again. It seemed so fake and staged, I couldn't jump on board with it. But I did honestly try!
  9. At first I thought from the thread title that the show was going to be about some dumbasses who decided to get married on day one of their relationship.

    Guess I wasn't totally wrong.
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  10. Never heard of it. But now that I has, I am going to watch! If I can find it on the internet! Cause I don't think it airs on Swedish TV o.O -Gonna call everyone an idiot until the day they split up and be like "called it."-
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  11. Voyeurism TV never appealed to me. It kind of creeps me out how normal it's become to record people's lives, mundane and otherwise, for entertainment. I mean, I know most of it's staged garbage, but the fact people basically saw The Truman Show and thought that it would be fantastic if that was real is kind of unnerving.

    Why is there this fixation of watching people's intimate moments on camera? Why do people feel the desire to watch strangers fight over breakfast, or what they wear to bed? I get that it's entertainment and everything is voluntary, but like I said, making a spectacle out of people's livesfor entertainment is really something we should have never grown so accepting of.
  12. ...and I thought they ran out of ideas. *sigh* So. How many brain cells has the average viewer lost whilst watching this terrible sounding show?
  13. Just gonna pop in and say I am kinda looking for other viewers to chat with over new episodes and less bashes on the show and how much you hate the idea... <~<
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