Earlier in the “Netflix Dumpster” America collectively agreed that Shake from Love is blind Season 2 was a walking pile of garbage. During the release of the association that season, “Love is blind, but these red flags are not”, Nick and Vanessa Lecce announced a brand new series. Unlike Love is blind, Ultimatum focus on couples who are already in a relationship. One person in a relationship is ready for marriage, but the other is hesitant to ask a question.
Six couples unite after one issued an ultimatum. For a week the couple break up and start dating in a group to get a chance to form a relationship with someone else. Once they start this new relationship, they “simulate marriage” for three weeks and then return to their previous relationship for another three weeks of “simulated marriage”. Then? They decide who they want to marry.
Very similar Love is blind, the episodes air in chunks for weeks. Even if you’re familiar with how much shit it is Love is blind In the end, you are, frankly, still not ready for how crazy this series is. There are parts you expect from a trailer as people understand it маааайбе comes to the show where you are encouraged to meet other people miiiiight cause your partner to connect with someone else, but there are other parts that are so messy that watching becomes uncomfortable.
The most disappointing is right in the first couple of episodes, when Nick and Vanessa explain the show, and later ask everyone how they feel after the first round of “experience”. Perhaps most (if not all) reality dating shows feel unnecessary, but Ultimatum made me shout, “WHAT are you doing ?!”
These couples were not together for long
The first thing that struck me was how long these couples have been together. Looking back, I don’t know why I thought it would be a long relationship? Maybe because that’s what comes to mind when you think about someone giving an ultimatum. “We’ve been together for 10 years”, “15 years” or “20 years” is a significant part of the time that probably involves living together (I’ll get to that), maybe sharing a bank account, things like that.
У Ultimatum, the longest time the couple has lived together is 2 1/2 years. The shortest? A year and a half. It didn’t take long, especially when Nick and Vanessa revealed that they had been together for FIVE years before the topic of the ultimatum appeared.
Not every question concerns “wondering what it’s like to be with someone else”
One of the things Lacey says is that the reason people are hesitant is that they want to know what else there is. How would life be with someone else? Interestingly, some of these couples have problems that have nothing to do with wanting to be with another person. There are a few couples “I want to see what else there is before committing” but also raise important issues like “she doesn’t want kids, and he wants” and “I want my finances to be okay”.
Assuming someone is questioning marriage because they want to explore socializing with others, it belittles serious concerns – not that I expected anything exceptionally profound from the creators Love is blind.
What part of this simulates marriage?
The main part of the show is when couples go through a three-week marriage course, which is reduced to fun dates, meetings with your partner’s loved ones, going out with other actors for maximum discomfort “I have feelings for my partner”, and living together.
I am absolutely stunned that many of these couples did not even live together before deciding to go so far as to deliver an ultimatum. How did you get started when you didn’t even share the bill and the sink? There are also no serious conversations that you would expect to arise in what is supposed to be a marriage. Do you both get enough income together? How much space do you need to live when you leave the apartment you are offered? Any goals? Dreams? Pets?
Okay, some have pets, but they’re just … on stage. The end.
Oddly enough, Love is blind did a better job of getting couples to actually talk about marriage. There was talk of finances, the kids where they’re going to live when the show is over, even the scenes when they’re REALLY getting used to the idea of living with a man (Nick’s scream that reveals Daniel’s costumes). Ultimatum a lot of “I was ready to get married / I wasn’t ready to get married”, but not many moments when they move, even though they supposedly “imitate” the marriage.
And when will they return along with their original partners? LOL! Drama. Drama from wall to wall.
In general, Ultimatum it feels like watching a group of people who have no business who apply for “marry me or not” after they’ve only been together for 18-30 months. Most of these couples are still twenty years old, they do not live together, and the question “what do you like in your partner” is answered “can we miss this question?” The show is a train wreck that I already knew it was going to be, but I thought it was going to be a more enjoyable wreck. I wasn’t prepared for the fact that “we’ve been dating for two years and don’t agree to have kids, the solution is to make each other jealous by meeting other people”.
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