Friday, October 21, 2016
EXPERTS 3 LOSERS 9
EXPERTS 3 LOSERS 9
Failed Match. Pretty girl with Captain Obvious...go figure!
It is too difficult for me to have a non-political opinion this time of the year, so Cranky Opinion Saturday is temporarily suspended.
All you people who only watch PBS and the news on TV, you can live trash TV vicariously through this cranky old man. Today’s analysis of the crap TV you are avoiding is:
“Married At First Sight.”
This show has three relationship experts who sort through resumes of a boatload of people who are willing to get married to someone they have never met. The experts match up three coupes that their relationship expertise tells them have an excellent chance of a successful marriage.
The couples get legally married and then are sent off to a honeymoon vacation site to get to know each other. Crap TV right? I love it!
The couples move in together and they have 8 weeks to decide if they want to stay married or if they want a divorce. They all have communication issues and the experts meet with them from time to time to talk out their issues and to give them exercises to learn to be a couple.
The experts have had four seasons or 12 couples that they have matched up. If this season ends as it seems to be going, they will have arranged 3 successful marriages. Three out of twelve. Are you kidding me?
Here is the thing. The experts seem to want to match up opposites. They are so anxious to prove that they can see hidden expert traits and then mold them into a successful marriage because they are such great counselors that they overlook obvious relationship issues.
The experts suck!
Three out of twelve! Keep in mind that every one of these candidates wants to be married. They want to meet someone and be successfully married.
Half of these matches are failures from the start as the experts don’t even know enough to match up people who will be attracted to each other. They think attraction is secondary. Pffft!
This last season they had a couple that didn’t last more than two weeks. The dude was a pothead, and the lady did not like pot…nice going experts.
I think I could go to the Mall on a busy weekend and find 12 couples who have never met and arrange more than three successful marriages. Of course I have a personal record of one for three so maybe I might not be the best matchmaker. Still, these are “Relationship Experts” they ought to be ashamed.
It is entertaining TV if you are a low brow cretin or a cranky old man.
We now return you to respectable PBS and News programming.