Posts Tagged ‘reality TV’

Married at First Sight participant has outstanding charge for domestic violence

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

One of the grooms in the upcoming season of Married at First Sight (MAFS), Chris Mansfield, has an outstanding domestic violence charge in the United States. As a participant on the reality show, which will premiere on Sunday night on Three, Mansfield has wed a stranger in a non-legally binding marriage. Read more

Love Island so shallow it may as well be called Love Puddle

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Love Island is back for another season and that means so am I, says reviewer Alice Brine. Islands are normally surrounded by bodies of deep water, however, every single person on this show is so shallow, it might as well be called Love Puddle. Every single part of this show is shallow, people talk about being Read more

Everyone on Married at First Sight is awful, why are we watching?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Forget about a lack of diversity on Married At First Sight NZ, how about the genuinely stunning lack of humanity? The more I watch this show and see (and write) all the coverage around it, the more I realise just how awful these people are. Continue reading

Married At First Sight: The time reality TV discovered some morals

Monday, November 6th, 2017

It could be a television first: the moment a reality TV producer actually stepped in to stop his contestants arguing. A reunion dinner party for the feuding contestants of reality show Married at First Sight was brought to an early halt in Sunday night’s episode when a senior television executive intervened. Warner Bros managing director Greg Heathcote interrupted the dinner Read more

The ugly truths of reality TV

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Nearly two decades after the reality TV craze took a firm grasp on our culture, viewers are really good at pretending the stars of these shows are only characters. Sure, we watch Lifetime’s revealing “UnReal” and skim juicy tell-all books and read about how reality TV is really made. But when we see cast members onscreen in outrageous situations Read more