Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Married at First Sight Reality Show, Crazy or a Great social Experiment?

Photo credit: Fyi.tv
The new social experiment Married at First Sight has taken America by storm! The premise of this reality show on the FYI network is to see if a couple can meet for the first time at the altar and participate in a marriage in a span of Five weeks. If the marriage does not work out, the couple has the option of divorce! This cleverly designed show captures the attention span quickly, as one is unable to believe that there are brave souls out there willing to participate in such an experiment.

The three couples each have their individual struggles with fear of rejection, compromising, being scared to show vulnerability, and trying to figure out how to live happily ever after with a stranger! From the first episode, viewers are rooting for the couple to make it while sitting back with relief of not being thrown into such a situation.

The most intriguing couple is Monet and Vaughn. It appears that every time they take two steps forward, a situation or argument will occur that sets them four steps backwards. Monet possesses this strong, independent, healthy sense of self persona, while Vaughn is more reserved, flexible, but very sure of what he wants his wife to possess. The sexual chemistry between the two is problem free while the emotional intimacy is riddled with difficulty. Both are filled with passion about their own ideas or interpretations of marriage rather than creating together what their marriage should look like. Divorce is always an option in this experiment and it might be the very thing that is hindering the emotional connection for the two.  The audience is rooting for this couple to get out of their own way of having a successful marriage!

“Crazy” experiment or not, these couples all have something in common! They were all willing to take a risk for love, fidelity, and happily ever after.


Anonymous said...

I think Vaughn and Monet have a good chance at making their marriage work. Sometimes a relationship that begins with a big rush runs out of steam just as quickly.
Another thing, Monet and Vaughn's mother get along. The lethal "snake bite" to many a marriage is a meddling mother in law. Vaughn's mother is a dream.

"Let friendship creep gently to a height; if it rush to it, it may soon run itself out of breath."
Thomas Fuller

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