|USA||2014||75||Reality . Reality-TV|
Married at First Sight is an extreme social experiment that follows six brave singles yearning for a life-long partnership as they agree to a provocative proposal: getting legally married to a complete stranger the moment they first meet. Four specialists – sexologist, Dr. Logan Levkoff; psychologist, Dr. Joseph Cilona; sociologist, Dr. Pepper Schwartz; and spiritual advisor, Greg Epstein – create what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will not meet until they walk down the aisle and see each other face-to-face, for the first time, at the altar. Over the course of several weeks, episodes capture each couple's journey as they go from wedding, to honeymoon, to early nesting, to the daily struggle of working on their marriage. After several weeks together, each couple must make a decision: do they remain together or decide to divorce?
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Despite the fact we like many of the people involved, Marriage at First Sight mostly feels like a setup for the rest of us to rubberneck.New York Daily News Full Review
It's not that the idea of arranged marriages (or matchmaking) is anything new, certainly, but the show takes it to unnecessary extremes, devaluing any purported loftier purpose.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review