Magical Elves (producers of Top Chef and old Runway) just sold an arranged marriage reality series to CBS. The show will follow people ages 25-45 who are anxious to get married and are ready to get set up by their friends and family members…then tie the knot on television. The show will follow the couples’ lives post-vows.
I would normally be skeptical about this because it sounds too much like a formatting cross between Date My Ex and Married by America (both didn’t do too hot), but since it comes from the Elves, I think they’ll do it right (or as good as it can be).
You know what baffles me about the show? People on the internet are going nuts saying it’s “mocking the institution of marriage”, and “it’s a disgrace that people are getting married on TV” for a reality show, but really people??? You watch Flavor Flav teabag a girl, and you’re not offended, but all of the sudden marrying someone on television is offensive and shocking? I think if they really cast this right and find people with good intentions (not reality whores), then it will be a very interesting social experiment of bringing cultures of the East to West.
Thoughts on the new show?