here’s a little background of the show if you’ve never heard about it as you’re busy leading a productive life and couldn’t be bothered wasting your precious time watching people’s dramas unfold episode by episode, week by week:
basically, the show is just that: married at first sight.
two strangers are united through an arranged marriage set up by a panel of “experts” (and i put that in quotation because sometimes i wonder if these people even know what they’re doing. or if they’re just pairing couples up for ratings.) who supposedly study their personalities and cross-reference it with neuroscience and shit like that and based on some scientific equation determines whether the couples are a perfect match. so they live together as a married couple, except that they’re pretty much funded on producers’ money so their honeymoons and living expenses for the duration of the show is pretty sweet.
along the way, they get to know their partners better and see if they click or not.
some couples do, some don’t. which leads me to the realization that sometimes it’s the luck of the draw. i mean, if you’re gonna be paired with a male stripper, you pretty much got the long end of the stick. and not in a good way. because that comes with A LOT of baggage and trust issues that i sincerely doubt if such a partnership would be successful outside of reality tv.
but you know what, i think it’s really up to the couples to make their relationship work. (because, duh!) there’s no such thing as a perfect relationship and it’s sad how a lot of people expect fireworks all the time.
there’s this guy on the show, anthony. a lot of people probably hate on him because he’s not afraid to speak his mind. very outspoken. he can be quite blunt to a point of rudeness but i get him. i think because i see a little bit of jeff in him as well. and i mean that in a neutral way. he seems like a practical guy with very traditional values. and i like how nadia keeps him in line in her own quiet way. needless to say, she reminds me of myself too.
sometimes, when jeff joins me on the couch to watch the show, we ask each other if we’d work out as a couple if we were put on the show. the answer is, i don’t know.
because who knows? even the experts can’t get it right 100% of the time. i wonder if they have awesome marriages themselves.
but considering our differences and how opposite we can be, we kind of clicked. so i guess it’s all about working out your issues and knowing which shit you’re happy to put up with and which ones you consider a deal-breaker.
for as long as you don’t hate each other majority of the time, you’re alright.