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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Married at First Sight

I’m not promoting the TV show, Married at First Sight. I write to call attention to it as a goldmine of human emotions, thought and will. If anything, love at first sight, could be considered more ‘absurd’, because much of first sight is about physical attraction. Many potentially great couples might have turned and walked in the opposite direction because they were initially not attracted. But, my God, have you ever met someone, who may not have every charm you desire, but because you spent time together, you thought what a wonderful guy/gal?

When we write romance we go heavy on interior monologue and sometimes backstory. Interior monologue and backstory are huge on this show. I’ve already an idea for a novel, must file it away for now.

Ask yourself this question about people who are willing to marry unseen and unknown. Why? Maybe they’re the types of people who have huge hearts, want to dedicate themselves to one person, the right person, and they rely on a team of dedicated experts to find him or her. There’s so much food for thought here, let me know what your ideas are, if you watch or not.

Regarding the guy’s POV, well I had little idea these dudes would be so willing, knowing that guys are so focused on looks. Consider this, guys, what makes a good woman/partner for life?

Regarding will and dedication: In the movie, The Theory of Everything, Professor Hawkings' girlfriend decides, despite his Lou Gehrig's disease (for which there is no cure but death), to marry and take care of him, if she can convince him to let her.

Here's a promo for the show, Married at First Sight, 2 min:

Extra credit: The couples one year later (first season, 2014, Married at First Sight) 7 min:


  1. Bob: I agree with you. That first manuscript is definitely special. My first novel was something I just had to write, even though it was too long, had too many characters and was so complicated, I had to do diagrams of who was where and when. But I still think most of it is well-written and when someone buys a copy and says how much they liked it, I'm thrilled.

  2. Whoa! That is one crazy TV show! I'm not a fan of screwing around with people's personal lives for the entertainment of the masses, but it sounds like the relationship experts really want these people to make it. I might have to check it out to see if the couples are being supported the way the clips suggest. If so, how wonderful if they could really find forever marriages!

    And I'll have to keep reading your blog, Bob. What an interesting topic! :)

  3. Hi all,

    I watched the second episode and although somewhat disappointed, I'll keep watching. My problem is with the director who has a heavy hand in highlighting the difficulties and not showing any positives, in many of the asides, and all of the promos for up coming episodes. People want happy endings for couples, not forecasted disasters. By highlighting the negative, they're casting doubt on their experts and the couples' abilities and probably saying this whole thing is silly, don't watch.