Married at First Flight is a show by the Married at First Sight folks where four couples and matched up to travel the US together for 30 days and hopefully fall in love and get married. I watched the first episode and got sucked in by Jenna, who is just unbearable. I doubt Cale will survive the entire 30 days yoked to this one. I’m going to do a recap just to see how it goes. Y’all know I often get the names mixed up and there are TWO Michaels and TWO Stephanies so cut me some slack!
Stephanie and Ryan
Stephanie, is 28 and a wedding singer from Lindenhurst, New York. Ryan is 26 and he works at General Motors in Royal Oak Michigan. These two had some chemistry at first sight and seem to be a good match.
This week everyone is going to Nashville. Stephanie is already planning the wedding in her head and they’ve been on one date. Maybe when you know, you know? She slides a love letter under his door and runs. He’s really flattered by the letter.
These two have to go to a vintage store and get gussied up for a line dancing challenge. They are having a ball. They had to dance in front a full bar of people. They passed! then they slow danced and made out a lot. They sleep in the same room and clearly hooked up that night. The next morning she is changing his hair and picking out his clothes. Now that she feels she is in a relationship, she immediately starts to try to change him.
Stephanie and Michael
Stephanie, is 30 owns an event company in Plano, Texas. Michael is 30 and from Atlanta. Stephanie is waiting to have sex when she is married. Michael’s ex girlfriend passed away recently and this shook him up. He realizes that he needs to settle down with a nice God-fearing woman. Both of these two are very likable and seem like a great match.
This week’s challenge for these two is to make sausage. Stephanie doesn’t appreciate Michael’s sexual humor when Stephanie is unrolling the casing for the sausage on to the machine. It’s exactly like putting on a condom so … I mean how can he resist? Stephanie is a bit uptight. It appears they completed the challenge and because they stayed at a nice hotel.
The next day they go for a horseback ride. Stephanie is terrified. She did not enjoy the twenty-minute ride. Michael had to lead her horse from his. Later, Stephanie says that she wants to marry someone who will be a stay at home dad. Then when he asks about prenups she says she definitely isn’t signing one. I had such high hopes for these two but Stephanie definitely wants to wear the pants. She gives Michael no room to be the man.
Jenna and Cale
Jenna is 26 and a school teacher. She’s also a vegetarian which was problematic in the eat weird stuff challenge in episode one. She also whines and complains about everything. Cale is 30 and he is an attorney. He seems pretty easy-going, but it would shock me if he murdered Jenna in her sleep one night because she is so rude and annoying.
These two hate each other. Their task this week is work at a dairy farm. They literally have to shove shit. Jenna is not happy. So once again, Cale is stuck completing the task by himself. She does do one last shovel. They also have to milk a cow. Jenna was unable to pull her weight so they get the crappy accommodations for the night. The crappy accommodation is a low-end tiny house. Jenna wants to bail. But she can’t. Oddly, they seemed to bond in the tiny house over pizza and beer. The next day they go for drinks and Jenna has morphed into a fun individual. Now if she would just complete a challenge…
Alma and Michael
Alma is 31 and a social services case worker from Chicago, Michael is 30 and an accountant from Bellmore, New York. Alma has been proposed to twice. These too seemed to get along very well on their first date in NYC but when she got back to her hotel room she video journaled that she wanted to quit the show. I did not see that coming. She’s likely to run at any given moment.
The first challenge for these two is to write a country song about their relationship. Alma doesn’t seem into Michael and Michael was embarrassed when he offered the lyric, “I was nervous, started sweating…” It seems like he feels rejected by her already, which is probably true.
They were terribly nervous singing but they completed the challenge! Oh wait, no they did not, They still have to go out on the streets and sing for money. If they earn fifty bucks they get the nice hotel. Fifty bucks in Nashville where there are rising stars signing on the sidewalk? I am not hopeful. Michael is terrified of this challenge. Alma gathers up people to listen to them. They make 17 dollars. Now Alma wants Michael to gather a crowd. He is having a full-blown panic attack. They are not in a high traffic area. Michael couldn’t do it. Alma saw that as weak.
They didn’t show how they managed it but apparently they won anyway. Michael doesn’t understand why she felt alone and abandoned when he shut down and didn’t do his part in the challenge. When they talk about it later he tells her he thinks she is projecting something from another relationship on to him. He doesn’t see how he did in fact “abandon” her. Alma storms out of the room and nearly breaks the door. The next morning, Michael still doesn’t feel like he did anything wrong. Michael’s eyebrows annoy me.
Suffice it to say that Michael and Alma didn’t have a good time in Nashville.
Next Week they are off to Sedona. So is anyone watching this with me? Who’s in?