I'm not sure why I thought checking out The Marriage Ref, a new reality show created by Jerry Seinfeld was a good idea. That was a half hour I'll never get back. For some reason, I thought the concept was about helping couples solve actually marital difficulties with the help of a professional coach (which I would have found intriguing). It is not.
It is about making married "ordinary" people seem real trifling and making celebrity panelists appear witty and hip. Only the trifling part worked. On Sunday night's show, one couple fought over whether or not to allow the husband to keep his stuffed dead dog in a constructed altar in their home. The other couple fought because bruh-man (yes, they were of color) wanted to install a stripper pole in the house. Are these difficult questions to answer; are these deep and probing marital issues? And are Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Ripa and Alec Baldwin (!!!) people you want offering their opinions on your relationship? No, no and hell to the no.
In case you missed it, here we go:
Wait, wait, wait…there's more. Here's the panel's response:
I will watch a home renovation reality show (Yard Crashers is my current favorite) and I kinda like Undercover Boss but ur- um… this one? Not to mention, I scanned the upcoming shows… with the exception of Eva Longoria, no people of color panelists? And Madonna is an upcoming panelist? For real tho?
Okay, I'm turning this one over to you… who watched, what did you think? Am I being too hard on the show? For those of you who didn't see it, will you check it out? And again, any reality shows worthy of a glance? Please share.