The Marriage Ref

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It didn’t bother me when I saw the Marriage Ref and wondered what in the world it was.

It also didn’t bother me that I personally thought the Marriage Ref was an absolute bust.

It didn’t even bother me that I thought the Marriage Ref was never going to make it after its initial trial run.

What bothered me most was that I had no assurance whether my judgment had any validity at all under today’s television standards.

The Marriage Ref is, by far, one of the most banal, lowest common denominator shows I have been exposed to in a long time. As a matter of fact, I never would have even seen it had it not been for the enormous promotion NBC had done throughout the Olympics. Now, having seen it for the first time, I am convinced I have either personally lost all relevance in today’s world or programming has lost all relevance to what matters in today’s world.

If the property acquisition team at NBC believes that the Marriage Ref conforms to where America is right now, then God help us all.

And Tina Fey, what were you thinking? Jerry Seinfeld, are you serious?

Life is way too short to be spending time diddling it away on pandering shows like the Marriage Ref.

P.S.  By the way, Tina, you are a super performer and I love what you do, but you were even embarrassed, weren’t you? Admit it!


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