New Netflix Show ´Love is Blind´ Tests if Love is Truly an Emotional Connection

By Dylan Greenwell

    Aired February 12th, ‘Love is Blind’ is a reality tv show that tests if love can form from just an emotional connection. The show received good ratings, getting 70% on Rotten Tomatoes, 6/10 on IMDB, and 94% from google user voters. 

    On the show, 30 men and 30 women go on ¨dates¨ without seeing each other. They talk through a wall and decide if they like each other based on what they talk about and their connection there. After just 10 days of talking to each other, they can choose to get engaged to someone. After they get engaged, they are allowed to see each other. If they continue with the engagement, they have just four weeks before their wedding happens.        

    The show has its ups and downs and just like any other reality tv shows, some scenes of the show have been accused of being staged. Many people also found certain people or certain couples a problem too. Carlton Morton, former contestant, received so much backlash from his time on the show that he now has to seek therapy. On his Instagram, he wrote ¨I’m really done…I’ve argued for tons of people. Yáll see any of those people speaking up for me? I´M DONE.¨ This happened after he received backlash for not telling is fiance he was bisexual until after they got engaged and how he reacted to her being hurt by not being told sooner. On the reunion, Morton and his ex fiance, Diamond, shocked everyone by apologizing and ending on good terms. The reunion came out March 5th, and was filmed this year in February. The actual show started filming October 9th, 2018. 

    Though it hasn’t been renewed for a second season, creator Chris Coelen told Oprah Mag ¨I want to see a season 2 or a season 12. Don´t you?¨

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