Removing the usual components of reality TV, Say I Do is about perseverance and commitment and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Netflix reality series Say I Do season 1 was released on the platform on July 1, 2020. Add it to your list.
There are of course many similar series’ to Say I Do. We know what to expect; glamorous weddings, big decisions and experts sparking up the most outrageous of suggestions that somehow work. But there is one thing about this Netflix series that makes it stand out.
Say I Do season 1 is not about showing off with groundbreaking ceremonies, that’s secondary. The strength of the Netflix series is born from the theme of “overcoming obstacles” and it makes the whole experience more genuine. With the sanctity of marriage questioned extensively in the modern world, it’s warming to view such committed couples. That genuineness is what helped Love is Blind at first, with the question of how love works being put on the table.
For example, the first episode of Netflix’s Say I Do case studies a couple that had a terrible first wedding — so terrible that they always planned to do their wedding again despite the crippling finances that they had to endure from the last one. The wife has also had to experience tragic losses from her family — the husband makes the second wedding a surprise, meaning a lot is riding on the big day. As part of the format, three experts are brought to the fray who help format and construct their wedding day.
In many ways, the reality series is predictable — there’s always that moment where the man has no idea what design to go for in the decor, which is a nightmare — you can’t get that detail wrong. Removing the usual components of reality TV, Say I Do is about perseverance and commitment and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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