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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappa10 View Post
    " Married at first fright?"

    "Unmarried at first slight?"

    where do they get the "experts?" -

    Despite the theory and deep thought which has gone into the matching, given the success rate, a person would probably have more chance of meeting a suitable long term partner at the local bus stop.
    I don't think much deep thought went into the matching, at least not for the purpose of success. With the exception of Brett and Angel, who were possibly matches to prove that the format can work in extremely rare occurences, the couples were deliberately mismatched in order to maximise the entertainment value. It's just such a shame that several of the blokes appear to be decent men while most of the women (and one of the gay men) come across as shallow and mean (not saying that the participants are representative of all Kiwi men and women, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by massage_lover View Post
    I don't think much deep thought went into the matching, at least not for the purpose of success. With the exception of Brett and Angel, who were possibly matches to prove that the format can work in extremely rare occurences, the couples were deliberately mismatched in order to maximise the entertainment value. It's just such a shame that several of the blokes appear to be decent men while most of the women (and one of the gay men) come across as shallow and mean (not saying that the participants are representative of all Kiwi men and women, of course).

    yes, exactly, in fact some of he couples could be deliberately mismatched to create tension and drama, which is what we want to see. If the couples get on too well, then it makes for boring tv, so the producers encourage it, like the Bachelor.

    Sometimes I do wonder about the experts, but ultimately it's all about ratings and getting people watching. There was case in the Australian series, where a couple were very poorly matched, and their personal histories not taken into account at all. The guy seemed to have a really short fuse, anger issues I'd say, and they matched him with a woman, she had been badly assaulted in a street attack 18 months before by a man she didn't know, a random stranger. The experts put the couple together and it was a disaster.
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    Don't blame the profilers .. human tendency is to always think more highly of yourself than what you really are ... well at least the type of people that would apply for a show like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massage_lover View Post
    I don't think much deep thought went into the matching, at least not for the purpose of success. With the exception of Brett and Angel, who were possibly matches to prove that the format can work in extremely rare occurences, the couples were deliberately mismatched in order to maximise the entertainment value. It's just such a shame that several of the blokes appear to be decent men while most of the women (and one of the gay men) come across as shallow and mean (not saying that the participants are representative of all Kiwi men and women, of course).
    Yeah, I'm likewise fearful of viewing anything like this as representative. But by and large, it seems like most of the guys came into it open minded and happy to give most any situation and partner a chance. Whereas most of the women (and one of the gay men) give the impression that despite signing up for the show and having full knowledge of the premise, they still have a fairly rigid set of attributes that their husband must confirm to.

    Of course, to consider any of them to be rational people must be countered with the obvious knowledge that they signed on for this absolutely ludicrous reality TV show...that I also to my shame cannot stop watching.

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    Everytime I see that old emo guy Dom whaffling on I think ..... "Is that you slowhand" lol

    You dodged a bullet with that woman .. she would have made your life a misery

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarfaceclaw View Post
    Yeah, I'm likewise fearful of viewing anything like this as representative. But by and large, it seems like most of the guys came into it open minded and happy to give most any situation and partner a chance. Whereas most of the women (and one of the gay men) give the impression that despite signing up for the show and having full knowledge of the premise, they still have a fairly rigid set of attributes that their husband must confirm to.

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    Nah the guys are just as bad ... One of them is a mummy's boy, even though he makes out he's big and tuff and a wrestler yet fucks of everytime the going gets tough. He should be spending his time sweet talking the blond chick to get into her pants.

    As for that other little bitch who has a big tantrum over a haircut ... get over yourself, it's just a fucken haircut, it will grow again .. looks better than what you had anyway. He needs to move into the gay guys apartment. < memo to haircut guy .. if you told her how great it was and what a stylish chick she was in getting him to have it, he would have been in her pants as well that night. >

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    I'm having trouble believing you lot take this shit anywhere near serious.......
    Suppose it's more fun than politics though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbert View Post
    I'm having trouble believing you lot take this shit anywhere near serious.......
    Suppose it's more fun than politics though....
    Unfortunately reality shows are leading to a real decline in quality tv. When I think of reality tv - shows such as; The Bachelor, My Kitchen Rules, Survivor, Talent shows, Big Brother, The Block, Renovation shows, or even Masterchef for two hours, dumbed down tv, fodder.

    Good tv is: David Attenborough, natural history, excellent commentary from a world renowned expert, wonderful and painstaking camera work, good incidental music, really well thought out, or a thought provoking documentary either made by the BBC, CBS or an Australian channel about current issues - or a series with top actors - Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren or someone of that calibre.

    Unfortunately The New Zealand series of Married at First Sight has proved a disappointment, a fizzer really, at the end when it comes only one couple will remain - Brett and Angel - the more mature couple have split, and as for the woman wanting the guy to get his hair cut to please her, I'd tell her to get stuffed, or she should also get hers cut. I remember a woman I went out with very briefly told me that - I told her where to go, changing a person's hair, beard, isn't going to change them, it's more about control.

    I can't believe Don the older guy was an ex cop - he's only looks 5'2" - was he a mini cop? and Brett seems a bit goofy, - reminds me strongly of Jerry Lewis when he did comedy. None of the women appeal - 6/10, - why do they have tattoos on their backs, they all have them - what's the point if you can never see it, half the idea is being able to see and admire it if it's good.

    The show is a great ad for staying single. There's a misconception about a person having to have a partner to feel complete, but a person can live a fulfilling life without a regular partner, nothing worse than having the wrong partner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amante View Post
    Nah the guys are just as bad ... One of them is a mummy's boy, even though he makes out he's big and tuff and a wrestler yet fucks of everytime the going gets tough. He should be spending his time sweet talking the blond chick to get into her pants.

    As for that other little bitch who has a big tantrum over a haircut ... get over yourself, it's just a fucken haircut, it will grow again .. looks better than what you had anyway. He needs to move into the gay guys apartment. < memo to haircut guy .. if you told her how great it was and what a stylish chick she was in getting him to have it, he would have been in her pants as well that night. >
    Agree that the little bitch had an overreaction to the haircut, that it actually looked ok, and that a positive reaction might have indeed got him far. But that was his one instance of standing his ground, when for the entire series so far he's been trying & failing to make that girl happy. Very strange how what was supposed to be the concept of a 'date' turned out to be her just taking him for a haircut. Nice one. Ironically the wife in that marriage is very buddy-buddy with the gay couple, and all but lives at their apartment by the looks.
    Part of my sympathies for the guy stem from him also having a pet pig which deserves its own spin off show.


    Quote Originally Posted by Zappa10 View Post
    Unfortunately reality shows are leading to a real decline in quality tv. When I think of reality tv - shows such as; The Bachelor, My Kitchen Rules, Survivor, Talent shows, Big Brother, The Block, Renovation shows, or even Masterchef for two hours, dumbed down tv, fodder.

    Good tv is: David Attenborough, natural history, excellent commentary from a world renowned expert, wonderful and painstaking camera work, good incidental music, really well thought out, or a thought provoking documentary either made by the BBC, CBS or an Australian channel about current issues - thought provoking, or a series with top actors - Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren or someone of that calibre.
    Attenborough still helms some good shows for sure. But good tv these days - at least by public opinion - is more along the lines of high-budget series e.g. Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things etc.
    Reality tv likely has so much saturation on free to air because it's cheap to produce!

    Anyway, have come across a new reality show that's equal parts cringe & captivating viewing:
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/naked-attraction

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    Isn't it pathetic how 5 of the 6 couples failed in their marriagea and yet most of them said "I have no regrets". Um, if you're going to get divorced then doesn't that mean you regretted getting married?

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