Back by popular demand, I will start including my reality TV reviews to the blog since they are so popular on the podcast. First up, Married at First Sight. If you are not familiar with the show, a quick google search will get you up to speed. The basic premise involves letting a group of experts choose a spouse for you that you will not meet until you get to the alter. This season is being done in New Orleans and will include some episodes that were filmed in the pandemic. That should be interesting. Imagine being married to a stranger and on top of that having to be quarantined with said stranger!
Since I am adding them to the blog after a couple of episodes have already aired, the couples have already been matched, married and are now on their honeymoons. So, let’s just jump right in, shall we?
Olivia and Brett
My initial impressions of Brett were not favorable, of course it could be editing on the shows part. But he came off as someone who was not going to take this process seriously, likes to date a plethora of women at one time and even did some flirting at his bachelor party. On the honeymoon he does seem to at least be trying to get to know Olivia and spend time with her. So hopefully he proves me wrong in the long run. I doubt it, but here’s hoping. Olivia does admit on this episode that she never really saw herself as a parent, which seems to be a red flag for Brett. He does seem to have a pretty big family so that may prove to be an issue later on.
Amelia and Bennett
Let’s be honest, they are a fan favorite for a lot of people. They have cute, quirky personalities and seem to be a really good fit so far. Initially, I was not sold on the pairing. It felt like they were only being matched because they were a little different from the norm. But so far, they seem to be really getting along and opening up to each other. On tonight’s episode they discuss everything from their childhoods to her potential need to move for work. And I admit it was super cute that they were sharing food and playing board games. Not to mention, his little confession to the producers that he has a crush on his new wife.
Christina and Henry
Lord where do I start? At some point Henry has indicated how shy he is, how he avoids putting himself out there and never really tries anything adventurous. On the other hand, you have Christina who tries everything and really likes to get out there and live life, trying new things, traveling etc. Initially during the wedding, she did irk my nerves with her rude bitchy behavior to everyone, but perhaps she was just super nervous and that was her way of getting through it, who knows. This honeymoon is a disaster for them so far. First, he rarely talks. I really hope all the awkward silences are just productions attempts at drama, I really do. Christina talked him into boat rides, mud baths, sight-seeing and the equivalent of jumping on a trampoline – all of which was out of his comfort zone. He did at least try all of it, but it just seemed awkward and forced between them, especially when everyone else was discussing how much they have learned about each other.
Amani and Woody
This is the first season I have watched where two best friends are doing the experiment together. Woody and Miles are best friends who were both matched and seem to really be doing well. Woody and Armani seem to be really vibing, lots of conversation, affection and quality time including taking platonic showers together. Armani has made it clear she wants to take things slowly as far as sex goes and he is letting her set the pace without trying to push the issue, which I really admire. He does admit sex normally happens pretty quickly in his normal dating, but he is willing to do things differently since now we are talking about his marriage and his wife.
Karen and Miles
Karen and Miles got off to a bit of a rocky start. She inadvertently found out his name in advance and did a little social media stalking as we women sometimes do. Based on his posts and videos she decided he was not her type and almost did not go through with the marriage. Luckily, she took the leap because they look like they might be able to make something out of this. Of course, based on her pass treatment by her ex, (he had a baby with someone else while they were together) she may have some walls up that he will need to knock down. Not to mention, the fact that he is slightly younger than her seems to be an issue she must deal with. Him making jokes about her being a cougar certainly is not helping! But I do have high hopes for them. And honestly, I think it will be super nice to have both his marriage and his best friends work out well so they can have cute double dates, vacations and family get together’s.