Love Is Blind ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
I’m not a huge reality TV fan. It is usually pretty trashy TV that makes you feel all kinds of intrusive into people’s private lives as they dance around trying to become wannabe stars. Are these people being real or phony? Is the show — how much of the show — scripted or real? At least with other non-biographical entertainment, I don’t have to play this viewer guessing game. It’s a bit tiresome and yet and, odd guilty pleasure when a show like t his hooks you.
Then again, you want to continue to watch these shows you like after the show ends. Just like with any other show.
I think Love Is Blind was a little different than most reality TV dating shows in that most of the contestants really did go into the show, the experiment, looking to find their true love of their lives. That, to me anyway, was a noble experiment. Something worth watching.
If you haven’t seen the show on Netflix, then you might want to skip reading the rest of this post and come back once you have. The headline might sound like a spoiler, and it kind of is, but you have to watch the show to even know who LC and Mark are, so it’s not going to mean much to those who haven’t watched. I do recommend if you have any sort of affection for reality TV dating shows, checking out Love Is Blind.
Now let’s get to what happened with LC and Mark …
… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …
I liked her, however fleeting it was that we got to see her in the pods. She was pining for that player Barnett (who after the fact who was in a pod dating triangle with Jessica, LC and Amber. Not a major spoiler, if you haven’t seen the show, but Barnett didn’t choose LC, which led her to a tearful breakdown.
LC was one of those side characters that we didn’t get to see much from once they didn’t make a successful match in the pod (see: Love Is Blind Participants We Want To See More (and less) + Season 2 Challenges). Mark, however, would become one of the main characters, if you will, going onto date Jessica, who would leave him hanging at the altar. He got a lot of sympathy online.
After the show ended — well, the show aired 18 months after it was filmed, so we were already almost two years past — LC and Mark had started dating. Maybe both these two would make a not-so-love-is-blind match?
Nope. Mark found somebody else and was dating her on the side and thanks to a Reddit post, LC found out.
The end: ‘This is awkward because I live in Atlanta and I’ve been dating mark since the beginning of May…. I definitely just broke it off with mark so I really do appreciate you posting this and saving me the energy on dating another liar,’ wrote LCLove Is Blind’s Mark Cuevas dumped by LC after she learned he had another girlfriend on Reddit | Daily Mail Online
If this sounds soap operaish, that’s because this is what reality shows do: they spill over into life after the show. I don’t know why producers of these shows don’t make like five year contracts (maybe they do?) with these “stars” who give up their anonymity and privacy for being a celebrity. Some of the most interesting things happen often when the camera isn’t rolling. That is content.
Now, I’m pulling for LC to come back for season two. Instead of the rather useless hosts of season one, if LC can’t or doesn’t want to be a season two contestant, maybe she could be an advisor? Kind of like what Rory was in season one?
I’m rooting for the people who did make successful matches in season one and those who didn’t like LC. Mark probably just wants the coverage of his private life to go away, but sorry, man, you’re going to be on the radar for awhile. Lesson to those younger regular folks who sign up to be on these shows. Realize what you’re getting into goes beyond the show itself.
Wrong or right, the reality doesn’t end when the cameras are turned off.