After years of our screens being saturated with reality television, it feels like we’ve seen it all, and most of it hasn’t been good.
We’ve watched strangers get married in fake ceremonies, celebrities each ostrich anus in the jungle and the Kardashians talk about first-world problems in the comfort of their giant home.
We’ve become conditioned to expect television promos that show people falling over, getting naked or making a fool of themselves, so it’s no wonder a promo that involves two people looking at each other isn’t gaining much traction.
But if there’s a show at the moment that’s deserving of your attention, it’s SBS’s Look Me in the Eye.
Watching two people who couldn’t even be in the same room together, put aside their differences long enough to truly see each other, is a powerful lesson in what can be achieved when you don’t say a word.
This social experiment (come on SBS, just call it a reality show) shines a light on the time that's wasted when we refuse to let our guard down or appreciate a view that's different from our own. It highlights how much pain can be soothed by seeing things from someone else's side and why we're better off sitting in discomfort and nutting things out than assuming we know what another person is thinking.