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Bride & Doom: Married At First Sight


Tara Ariano and Brian Rubenstein bring you a weekly dissection of the pitiful strangers and poor relationship choices of Lifetime's MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT!

Tara Ariano and Brian Rubenstein bring you a weekly dissection of the pitiful strangers and poor relationship choices of Lifetime's MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT!


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Tara Ariano and Brian Rubenstein bring you a weekly dissection of the pitiful strangers and poor relationship choices of Lifetime's MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT!






S06.E14: Second Honeymoons, Part 2

As literally everyone knows, Jon and Molly are the only Season 6 newlyweds who have not had sex. Many, including your Bride & Doom co-hosts, have speculated as to exactly why that is. Does Molly have issues with intimacy? Does she find Jon too immature? Or is it, in fact, that she finds Jon "disgusting" and has told him on multiple occasions that he makes her skin crawl, and Jon has finally gotten so sick of her shit that he's recorded her on his phone -- and when Dr. Jessica comes over to...


S06.E13: Second Honeymoons, Part 1

With Decision Day imminent, we've arrived at the point in the series where each of the couples pauses in their efforts to settle in to their normal day-to-day routines and bugger off on yet another vacation. However, first they all get sent out for dinner together, and shit gets awkward fast: Jackie mentions a trip to Florida she and Ryan had been talking about taking "if" they're still together, which leads Jon to confide to Shawniece that Molly put a similar condition on a snowboarding...


S06.E12: Planning

Don't be fooled by the episode title: "Great Expectations" has nothing to do with any of the couples having children (thank god), but is just another essentially meaningless phrase that might refer to a couple of inconclusive conversations about what the newlyweds want out of marriage. Jon impresses Molly's family with his cheerful willingness to pitch in on a couple of projects at Molly's mother's house, and you know Molly relishes the chance, as Jon is painting walls, to gaze at that...


Special: Love At First Flight Premiere

The network that brought you Married At First Sight -- the show where total strangers enter into LEGALLY BINDING MARRIAGES after meeting their spouses at the altar -- has come through with yet another cockamamie romance show. On Love At First Flight, couples are paired by an expert matchmaker (or so we're told). Each couple then embarks upon a trip across the continental United States, getting to know one another through deep conversations and shallow challenges. When their final flights...


S06.E11: Planning for the Future

As time continues ticking down to Decision Day, the Married At First Sight newlyweds are supposedly "Planning For The Future," but they seem to be just as mired as ever in day-to-day concerns. Molly and Jon's issues seem to revolve around intimacy, so naturally their expert visit is from...Pastor Cal. Whatever he tells her at least gives Molly the strength to take Jon out for a pleasant birthday dinner. Jephte, who ended the last episode stomping out while refusing to let Shawniece look at...


S06.E10: Communication

Our latest episode is supposedly about "Communication," but if that were the case, wouldn't each of the couples get a visit from an expert to talk about the issues they've each had with communication, as opposed to just Dr. Jessica meeting with just the newlywed ladies to tell them they need to focus on self-care? (This advice strikes Jon as especially tone-deaf as directed toward Molly, who in his opinion hasn't been changed by marriage at all.) Also failing to communicate are Ryan and...


S06.E09: One Month Anniversaries

As uncomfortable as it can be sometimes to watch the poor misguided idiots of Married At First Sightas they flail about yelling at the people they've let strangers set them up with, there's nothing like a suuuuuuuper-boring episode in which everyone pretty much gets along to make you miss the fights. The newlyweds have arrived at their "One Month Anniversaries [sic]" -- also the halfway point for the experiment -- so they're digging the tops of their wedding cakes out of the freezer,...


S06.E08: Love Languages

The newlyweds have been married for three whole weeks, so the time is right for them to spice things up by discussing their fantasies. For the two couples who've actually had sex, this involves costumed foreplay -- and, we regret to inform you, about four dozen "tool" "jokes" from Ryan; for the third couple, this involves a brief flirtation with a wig, which Jon takes as a definite sign that Molly is starting to warm to him. We discuss whose fantasies are the cutest, where is the best place...


S06.E07: In-Laws and Friends

Now that all the couples are cohabitating in their temporary new homes, it's time for (the producers to tell) them to throw housewarming parties and invite all their loved ones! Things go well/boringly for Ryan and Jackie, and much better for Jephte and Shawniece than we would have guessed last week, what with their relationship having reached a major milestone. (Jephte is capable of change. Who knew?) Unfortunately, Molly and Jon's get-together is a little more uncomfortable, with his...


S06.E06: Move-Ins

The time has come for the newlyweds to depart Jamaica and figure out what "normal life" is going to look like for them as they embark upon the two remaining months of the experiment. After an uncomfortable conversation about his irritating mannerisms, Jon seems to have taken in Molly's critiques and adjusted his man-childish behaviour because now she is into him in a big way. Jackie's decision to pack up her apartment starting with a storage room full of her dead boyfriend's things proves...


S06.E05: Honeymoons, Part 2

With the honeymoons winding down, the newlyweds have gotten to know each other well after several days together and are preparing to return to Boston united as couples and confident about the couples...or so you might think! In fact, familiarity has bred contempt. Jackie is beginning to tire of Ryan's oppressive positivity. Molly waits until she and her new husband are on a videochat check-in with Dr. Jessica to say she finds his twelve-year-old boy energy a turnoff, sexually -- having never...


S06.E04: Honeymoons, Part 1

Our first installment of the newlyweds' honeymoons takes us back to familiar ground: adventuresome sporting events, in or near water; decadent meals; talk of sex. We also embark on new territory as all three couples meet up for a stand-up paddleboard lesson, and to compare notes on how their relationships are going thus far. Jackie opens the door for a discussion about her dead boyfriend, but an oblivious Ryan declines to go through it; and Jephte makes it clear not only that he still thinks...


S06.E03: The Newlyweds

Married At First Sight takes us to the newlyweds' wedding nights and morning-after brunch, which means it's time to guess at their likely longevity as couples based on their instant attraction. Ryan and Jackie seem to be following the standard script even for non-at first sight marriages IF YOU KNOW WHAT WE MEAN; Molly and Jon claim not to have rounded all the bases, though your hosts are divided as to how trustworthy their testimony may actually be; and Jephte and Shawniece are having a...


S06.E02: Weddings

Married At First Sight's sixth season chugs along right on schedule, with the selected singles meeting for the very first time at the altar. Ryan is...instantly in love with Jackie to a degree that should probably worry them both? Jonathan and Molly clearly want to blow off the reception to bone. And when Jephte's mother Laura rises to interrupt before the ceremony's even begun, is it with an interjection that will please the betrothed couple and their guests? (Given that it was teased so...


S06.E01: Wedding Prep

America's favourite social experiment is BACK! This time, the experts find out how hard the dating scene is for singles in Boston, and manage not to reply that this is what singles say literally everywhere they go. At the end of the Matchmaking Special, we follow the six lucky test subjects as they inform their families that they've agreed to humiliate themselves on TV; shop for dresses and rings; and then gather all their loved ones to watch as they prepare to meet their spouses for the...


S05.E17: Season 5 Reunion Special

The experts reunite with the couples they matched to find out which, if any, actually stuck. Who's happy and who's faking it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


S05.E16: Final Decisions

The couples of Season 5 decide whether to stay married; Brian and Tara discuss who chose wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


S05.E15: Second Honeymoons

Anthony and Ashley enjoy a second honeymoon of roughing it amid taxidermied animals, while Cody and Danielle are more excited to visit Milwaukee than anyone has ever been. Meanwhile, Sheila and Nate miss their chance for a second honeymoon because Sheila is so, so mean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


S05.E14: Intimacy, Part 2

Anthony and Ashley's biggest problem is the timing of an apartment application; Danielle and Cody try to get back to their happy wedding night feeling by returning to the scene of the crime; and Sheila, once again, refuses to fight fair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


S05.E13: Support

Not satisfied with what's commercially available in the greater Chicagoland area, Sheila and Nate make their own bad text art; Anthony and Ashley are forced into using the 'L' word by her nosy dad; Danielle's loathing of Cody expands to include his poor table manners; and when all the couples meet for the first time over brunch, Cody wastes no time embarrassing Danielle at the table -- but not by chewing with his mouth open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit