The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On season 1 review – expanding the Love is Blind universe

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: April 6, 2022 (Last updated: August 23, 2023)
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Netflix series The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On season 1


In a world of MANY reality shows, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On keeps it familiar but fresh. It has vibes of Love is Blind, Married at First Sight, Love Island, and, as a result, will draw in a certain audience. 

This review of the Netflix series The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On season 1 does not contain any spoilers.

In this latest show from Netflix, emotions are high, and the potential for drama is even higher. And if there’s any show that The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On could get compared to, look at its hosts. Husband and wife Nick and Vanessa Lachey front the show. It’s the hosts from Love is Blind! Clearly, Netflix has found a winning format, and they’re eager to expand!

The show is juicy and, therefore, hard not to watch. The format feels unique, making the series a very interesting watch. The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On is an easy watch, and on paper should be easy to binge through. However, one weird take is the length of the episodes. They’re a little all over the place. Some episodes are 54 minutes in length, one is 41 minutes in length, whilst another is 38 minutes in length. It’s not the biggest dealbreaker, but it would have been nicer had the episodes felt more tight and controlled.

Whilst eight episodes are available already, the next two episodes (“Ultimatum Day” and “The Reunion”) arrive on the 13th of April. With a week’s wait, it’ll be fascinating to see how audiences have responded to the six couples that take part in The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On. As is usually the case with reality tv, some interesting characters risk it all by giving their partners the “ultimatum”. It’s a risky little game, that, likely, many wouldn’t have the balls to take part in. On the other hand, it could be suggested that the couples taking part are either very stupid or have some hidden motive at hand. I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

But once the action sets in, couples embark on a love challenge, where some question whether there’s someone out there who could be a better fit for them. Just from the first few minutes of The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On, the potential for drama is very clear! If there is any room for improvement, it would be to make the series less showy. Otherwise, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On might just be a big hit.

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