Hot Thought: Reality television is without a doubt one of the best forms of television. Sit in front of a screen and watch for hours an endless invigorating drama? Yes, please. And when it comes to wonderfully dramatic reality television, Netflix’s “Blind Love” provides an opportunity. But in the end the show falls into the same superficial stereotypes it seeks to criticize.

From the title it is clear: is love really blind? Can you fall in love with a person you have never seen? After watching almost two seasons, I still don’t know. But it’s an interesting social experiment that is accompanied by likable (or hateful) personalities and a fast-paced, emotionally charged plot. The show begins, like most reality shows – with a large group of men and women (whose names no viewer can remember) in search of love all their lives. Potential couples are forbidden to see each other’s faces, but they can establish emotional connections by meeting in their “skating rinks” – tiny rooms where future couples can talk through the partition wall. It seems weird, but for some it works. After the engagement the couple can finally see each other for the first time and start their life in the real world together.

While watching the program, many questions arise, apart from the fact that just “love is blind?” For example, why are all show participants always dressed, even if their potential second person doesn’t see them? Why do women wear heels every day? Why is the music they play so incredibly banal? Simply put, it’s all part of the reality TV experience. It’s annoying and sometimes awful, but it’s a very appealing kind of scary – you just can’t look away. And interesting and sometimes unpleasant characters make it easy to get hooked.

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