Basically, that’s the premise for the reality series, 90 Day Fiancé, which I could only bear to watch for a grand total of fifteen minutes. I despised the show for a multitude of reasons, and I decided to share some of them with you all.
First, I’m not against long-distance relationships. I’m not qualified to tell you how to live your life, and after all, it’s quite hard to go against your heart. However, why in the world do you need to be on-camera as you’re going through a huge cultural and lifestyle change? These fiancés are uprooting themselves and moving to the cultural melting pot that is America. That’s such a drastic change and is only made harder by a cameraman following you around.
Also, as with most reality shows, it’s so so so so so staged. Not only is the premise kind outlandish, but then you have writers creating all sorts of crazy scenarios for these “couples,” if you can even call them that. For instance, the most recent commercial shows future in-laws telling a Hispanic fiancé that they could get him a job in a meat-packing factories that “hires a lot of Latinos.” Who would actually say that with a camera recording them?
One thing straight: I’m not wishing any of these people ill fates. In fact, if they’re serious about the relationship, I hope everything works out. Here’s my piece of advice: turn off the camera, look at yourself in the mirror, and ask yourself, “What do I really want?”
What do you think about 90 Day Fiancé? Should they keep the cameras on or reevaluate a little bit? Happy kommenting :)