‘Married at First Sight’ is an exercise in why dealbreakers are important


“Married at First Sight,” a new show on FYI, is exactly what it sounds like. (A&E Networks)

On “Married at First Sight”(9 p.m. Tuesdays on FYI), three brides and grooms legally wed “without ever having met” beforehand. Sounds so crazy you know it must be a reality series.

The six came from a pool of singles who filled out forms and met four matchmakers: a psychologist, a sociologist, a chaplain, a sexologist. In the screening process, the singles listed “deal breakers” like “body odor” and “face tattoo.” One matchmaker rashly proclaims that the deal breakers aren’t really deal breakers.

Upbeat Doug, who wants “bratty,” ice-cream-spilling kids, is matched with weepy Jamie, pictured above with Doug, whose first impression is: “I just happen to be not attracted to the guy.”

Jason, an EMT/pro wrestler who cares for his cancer-stricken mom, weds Cortney, whose “passion” is makeup.

Monet wants a man who’ll pull her panties out of her butt crack if she has a wedgie. Hubbie Vaughn wants a curvy lady who’ll play the “wifey role.”

After a month, they will decide: Stay together or split.

In conclusion: I believe Tina Fey, whose “30 Rock” alter-ego Liz Lemon once hosted a show called “Dealbreakers,” wrote this entire show.

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Marc Silver has been watching TV since the days when people wrapped aluminum foil around TV antennae to improve reception.
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