Social experiment and reality TV show “Married at First Sight” just ended and critics are calling it “disrespectful” to the sanctity of marriage.
Website She Knows says that the show’s process to separate the married couple to individually decide if they want to stay married or get a divorce “doesn’t seem very positive” and that it keeps the other person out of their decision until the sit-down.
Neil Bowlus, 31, and Samantha Role, 30, and Vanessa Nelson, 27, and Tres Russell, 27, are the remaining couples on the show, and their final decision will be shown in Season 3 Episode 15, titled “Final Decision Pt. 2.”
The show’s resident sociologist, Dr Pepper Schwartz, also shared how she feels regarding the finale. She said, “I feel a little bit nervous about this being the end of the experiment. I would really like more time with these couples.”
In the finale episode, Neil is less certain than Sam about whether they should stay together, given that he still feels hurt by their relationship’s previous turbulence.
“Sam is understandably feeling more in knots than I am because she doesn’t know how I feel,” he admits to the camera. “At the moment, I’m on the fence.”
In last week’s episode, titled “Final decision Pt. 1,” David and Ashley finally called it quits. Ashley revealed her decision to her husband. The episode was emotionally charged as the couples were forced to speak the truth about their relationship.
“Married at First Sight” is produced by Kinetic Content and can be streamed at FYI. The reality TV show is a social experiment where couples are married as perfect strangers.
After, marrying, honeymooning, moving in together and sharing their lives the social experiment comes to an end. Experts match the couples but the couple individually decide whether they stay in the relationship or not.