The Ultimatum: Queer Love Season 1 Review – Plenty of Drama

By Ricky Valero
Published: May 22, 2023 (Last updated: March 5, 2024)
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2023 Reality Netflix series The Ultimatum: Queer Love Season 1 Review


The Ultimatum: Queer Love delivers yet another wild and crazy cast that is filled with drama. It’s another can’t-miss show for Netflix.

Here is our Review of the 2023 Reality Netflix series The Ultimatum: Queer Love Season 1, which does not contain spoilers.

The Netflix reality TV space has only grown since it first launched in 2016 with Ultimate Beastmaster. We have the second season of The Ultimatum with The Ultimatum: Queer Love.

Will the series continue to fill the gaps in our weekly trashy reality needs?

The Ultimatum: Queer Love Season 1 Review

The Ultimatum: Queer Love follows five couples with one partner ready to marry while the other is not. Because of this, the partner ready to get married brought them onto the show to issue the ultimatum of getting engaged, or they are walking away from the relationship for good.

However, in a fun twist, each partner has the chance to date others from the other participants on the show. As a result, their relationships are put to the test, and some realize that maybe the partner they are with might not be the one.

Just as they have done with Love is Blind, Perfect Match, and the first season of The Ultimatum, Netflix is releasing the show in episodic batches to enhance the drama.

Due to the increase in popularity, the wave of dating reality TV has never been higher on streaming platforms. We saw this unfold recently with Netflix’s botched attempt at making the Love Is Blind season 4 reunion live. This year, The Ultimatum features an all-Queer cast, and boy, does the drama kick off in a big way.

Throughout each episode, we meet the couples, and you hear the rundown of their relationship and why one of them isn’t ready to get married. Some of the reasons were wild. For example, we had Aussie, who doesn’t want to get married to her current partner Mildred, because she and her partner, Tiff, fight a lot. Then you have Vanessa, who refuses to get married to her partner Xander because she is still trying to party and have fun.

Once they enter the show, the couples “break up” to explore these other new singles to see who they will do a trial marriage with for three weeks.

One partner brings the other partner onto the show, so it’s funny to me when one of them gets upset for actually partaking in the experiment to try to learn more about themselves and maybe even explore the faults of their relationship. Now, I am not saying they shouldn’t get upset, but if they are bringing them on this show, they know what could happen.

When I watch these shows, I like to figure out who will be the audience’s favorite and least favorite characters. The biggest villain will more than likely be Vanessa, while Mal is the one that everyone loves.

Vanessa came to the experiment because her significant other (Xander) brought her on to give her The Ultimatum. Because of that, Vanessa has the time of her life with her new person. Her actions cause a ripple effect on her current relationship and the person she is with now.

Is The Ultimatum: Queer Love Good or Bad?

Season 1 of The Ultimatum: Queer Love checks all the boxes to fill our Reality TV needs. The screaming, yelling, and the chase for sex have never been more present, and people will laugh, cheer and maybe even cry.

Is The Ultimatum: Queer Love Worth Watching?

Overall, I had a great time with The Ultimatum: Queer Love because of all of the drama that unfolded. Personally, you can watch these shows and grow from them from the point of view of figuring out some things maybe you aren’t doing right. Or even better, what you might be looking for in a significant other. The show is the perfect balance of drama and love.

What did you think of the Netflix Reality series The Ultimatum: Queer Love Season 1? Comment below.

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