If you’ve been on the internet at all the past week, you might have noticed a lot of people talking about the new Netflix show Love is Blind.
Basically, it’s a dating show hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey where a bunch of girls and guys go into solo “pods” where they can’t see the other person and have conversations until they decide which one they want to marry. (Yes, MARRY.)
It sounded pretty wild, so I decided to watch the first episode!
The episode starts with a bunch of glam limo shots of contestants playing over some real cheesy pop music.
One guy, after saying it’s not about physical attraction, says this:
There’s a bunch of talk about marriage, and then the girls and guys arrive at their living quarters.
Then Vanessa and Nick come in and explain the premise of the show.
They explain the pods the contestants will interact in (which are basically comfy rooms with lots of alcohol), and then pretty soon we’re off!
NOW THE FUN BEGINS. It starts off well!
There’s even some flirting!!!!
HOLD UP. I SPOKE TOO SOON. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST RIDICULOUS.
There are more cringeworthy moments, but the worst is when one guy guesses???? Lauren’s??? Race???? BASED ON HER VOICE???
The boys and girls separate and go back to their quarters, discussing their thoughts. Unfortunately, there’s not much drama (yet).
The days go on, and there are a couple more connections, mostly between Barnett and every other woman on the show.
But the craziest strides comes with Cameron and Lauren, who one day cry over their families together, and then ON DAY 4 SAY “I LOVE YOU” TO EACH OTHER!!!
One contestant (Jessica) is really torn between two guys, one of them being classic fuckboy Barnett.
A contestant named Carlton is hitting it off with Diamond. However, he’s worried about how she might react to him having dated men before.
Quick note: THERE ARE SO MANY CONTESTANTS. They show up for, like, five seconds, then disappear. I’m not convinced they didn’t just hire a bunch of extras.
My confusion is interrupted by SOMETHING EVEN MORE CONFUSING: CAMERON PROPOSING TO LAUREN!!!
My tears are stemmed when we flash back to Fuckboy Barnett, who has (I guess?) decided he wants to be with Indecisive Jessica.
The episode ends with engaged couple Cameron and Lauren get ready to meet face to face….