The Love is Blind finale released yesterday on Netflix, which is a About At the end of the show’s second season, though there’s a reunion episode next week, so we can see where everyone is now.
I didn’t like this season, even more so when I realized that Love Is Blind used a lot more reality show editing tricks than usual to hide the finale’s results, which was “shocking” in some ways, But mostly I just felt like the series didn’t do a very good job of telling its stories as a result. Let’s know about the couples:
Danielle and Nick – Between the age difference and the wildly different personalities, these two never really matched well. But despite Nick sweating more than any human at the altar, the two eventually said yes, and this was probably the most “normal” result of them all. But then things got weird.
Natalie and Shayne – It was a strange relationship from the beginning. I don’t have a problem with Natalie, but Shayne has been pretty volatile for a period of time. But he was a 100% yes and he said no at the altar, citing the many “issues” he had to work with. I mean, obviously it was true. The show put together a supercut of Natalie teasing Shayne like any normal couple, and she was deeply saddened by it, which was always awkward. And there was some big, unseen fight that wasn’t caught on camera the day before the wedding, which seemed like a turning point in their entire relationship, and yet it… wasn’t shown at all. This was not the only time the show kept referencing fights that were never actually shown between several couples.
sparkle and doubt – I’m not sure anyone came across this whole series worse than Shake, who for Brilliance was incredibly pleasant in every conversation he had, and yet was Continuous Telling everyone who would listen how he wasn’t physically attracted to her at all (bizarre, because she’s beautiful). In the end Deepti said no, saying that she deserved someone who was “fixed” and that she ended up with the most certain number of any pairs here. I’m not sure if the output said What Shake was saying was behind her back, but again, the show edited their relationship so she always seemed happy and sure when that was clearly never the case, to take out this “surprise” who shook the hook (I imagine if he hadn’t, he probably wouldn’t have said no).
Mallory and Salvador – Then the same thing happened. The show was edited to show Mallory as deeply unsure and Sal as more confident, but she’s the one who said no in the end, it seemed like it came out of nowhere. At least the resolution here was somewhat pleasant and looks like the two might just have a chance to just…
Ianna and Jarrett — easily the best example of misleading editing, where teasers of Iyna in a wedding dress throughout the season looked like she was making a splash, being followed by family members. Instead, the group appears to be a completely spontaneous shot of moving places, and the wedding virtually went off without a hitch, with both parties saying yes and no in drama on the day of the wedding itself. Again, more annoying edits.
I should probably stop watching this show. The whole concept bothers me. The experiment is about proving that personalities can connect to the physical, and yet more or less everyone who matches is physically attractive so that doesn’t really play into things at all (unless you move) . Instead, the real test is whether or not you can marry someone you just met a month later, where obviously the answer will almost always be no, even if you feel like you’re doing well down the road. Can match in kind (for example Mallory and Sal). Anyway, check out Circle, it’s better.
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