I promised myself that this year I wouldn't get sucked into Married At First Sight.
I made this promise because I'm bloody tired after dragging myself through the last two years of the pandemic. I have very little energy left and the mere thought of watching grown adults throwing glasses of wine at each other, sucked the last bit of life out of me.
Yes, it's ratings gold. It's a cleverly made TV show, and under all that manufactured drama, it holds up a mirror to society and probes our deepest fears and insecurities.
It also teaches us stuff. Like what gaslighting and coercive control looks like. And what not to say on national TV if you'd ever like to live in peace.
But it's also exhausting. And I'm very busy trying to explore all the seven types of rest and figure out why I constantly have hip pain now.
Watch the trailer for this season of Married At First Sight. Post continues below.
Then last night I relented and watched an episode.