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Original Content podcast: ‘Love is Blind’ adds a touch of reality to a silly premise

Even by the requirements of romantic competitors actuality reveals, “Love is Blind” has a doozy of an idea: A bunch of women and men “date” by speaking in pods the place they’ll solely hear one another’s voices. In just a bit over every week, they’re anticipated to begin proposing marriage to somebody who they’ve by no means seen.

On this week’s episode of the Original Content podcast, we’re joined by TechCrunch advertising director (and actuality TV skilled) Alexandra Ames to overview the just-wrapped first season of the Netflix present. As we clarify, the collection really strikes past its preliminary excessive idea fairly shortly — after the primary few episodes, the newly-engaged {couples} depart the pods and to see if their relationships can survive in the actual world.

So the present prompted loads of dialogue about relationships and actuality TV on the whole. On the similar time, we’re completely satisfied to gossip about essentially the most and least fascinating {couples}, and about who left who on the altar.

And we additionally some ideas in regards to the selection of Nick and Vanessa Lachey because the hosts. (Hey, a minimum of most of their materials seems to have been left on the slicing room flooring.)

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And should you’d prefer to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:

0:00 Intro
0:59 “Love Is Blind” spoiler-free overview
28:12 “Love Is Blind” spoiler dialogue