Season 3 of the American social experiment TV series “Married at First Sight” on the FYI network looks grim following the terrible experience of the three couples on Season 2, which all ended up in divorce.
The first season of the show may have been a breakthrough on reality TV as it brought a lot of excitement, tension, as well as drama to viewers. However, Season 2 of “Married at First Sight” failed to prove its purpose on TV, according to Reality Today.
If it’s any consolation to the American fans of the social experiment TV series “Married at First Sight,” other couples in the show’s counterparts in Denmark and Australia are also not doing well.
Because of what happened to the three couples during Season 2 of the top-rating social experiment TV series “Married at First Sight” in the US, many are saying that it looks bleak that the show would be renewed for Season 3 next year.
Among the three couples, Jaclyn Methuen and Ryan Ranellone have recently stated they are already divorcing. Jessica Castro and Ryan De Nino, as well as Davina Kullar and Sean Varricchio, have also broken up, thus ending whatever good premise the show is anchored on.
One couple even got to the extreme point when Jessica and the other cast members had to file a temporary restraining order against Ryan De Nino because he threatened to kill her and her family after she found out that he has been cheating on her with a lesbian.
It turns out that “Married at First Sight” has a poor batting average in terms of couple success not only in the US but also in Denmark, where the show and its concept originated, and also in Australia where it also has its own TV series.
However, despite its poor batting average in Season 1, “Married at First Sight” in Australia has just been renewed for Season 2, with the producers hoping perhaps that the show could recover or balance its overall results at the end of the second season.
Forgetting how to fall in love
In a report by the Independent of the UK, it said that “Married at First Sight” is the social experiment that proves that people of today have forgotten how to really fall in love.
After a string of unsuccessful couplings in Season 1, “Married at First Sight” only proves that romance is good as dead or down in the gutter.
Despite the outlet’s strong opposition to the show, along with a lot of others, “Married at First Sight” was renewed in Australia’s Channel 4 for Season 2.
Accordingly, the show was renewed for Season 2 not because it was really good but because many people hated it. Something that people hate normally sells and get everybody curious to watch. So unless the show is taken to the legal arena, the moral outrage will be utilized by the show to its full advantage as a promotion tool.
Poor batting average
Of the four couples in Australia in Season 1, only one survived and remains strong to this day – the 29-year-old plumber Alex Garner and the 25-year-old marketing executive Zoe Hendrix. As a proof that their marriage is going strong, they would have a forthcoming baby soon if not for the recent miscarriage of Alex.
Of the three couples in Season 1 of “Married at First Sight” in the US, only one pair survived – 31-year-old Doug Hehner and 28-year-old Jamie Otis. Although their relationship started on the wrong foot, Dough and Jamie eventually found a way to make the marriage work and eventually fell in love. They are reportedly trying to take their marriage to the next level and are now working to have a baby soon.