Married at First Sight Australia has hit screens in the UK this week and the hysterical reactions online will have Aussies everywhere taking a look in the mirror.
The explosive seventh season wrapped up in Australia earlier this year but has only just premiered in the United Kingdom following its debut on US TV in May.
From the cheating scandal that rocked the show to the overall look of our cast, viewers in the UK were far more enthusiastic about the series than their American counterparts, though one huge criticism could be seen peppering the online reactions.
‘They all look the same’: UK fans seeing double
That is, where is the diversity on the show?
While the Mirror UK rated the Aussie cast the ‘hottest to date’ and were blown away by the Aussie beauty on display, others thought the faces on the screen where a snooze fest of similarity.
One woman was quick to point out that the MAFS grooms all looked alike, which is no surprise given the cast is almost exclusively white.
— Chrystal B. (@b_chrystal) June 29, 2020
It was a sentiment echoed by US watchers who wondered if Australia had a lack of diversity in general, or just on the show.
I'm loving couples cam. But #MAFSAustralia not so much. Is there no diversity down under? Plus theres a million couples to keep track of & the "flow" of the episodes are all over the place. Not my fave #MAFS
— Jacqueline Hayes (@Jac_Suzanne1984) June 25, 2020
Others were taken aback by the amount of plastic surgery used by the young contestants and by the amount of ink on show.
Some even called the lineup ‘fake’ referring to the enhanced looks.
Everyone on MAFS Australia is tatted the fvck up
— Bleek Gilliam (@stevland_) June 26, 2020
The amount of really jarring plastic surgery on Married at First Sight: Australia really perplexed me. Some of the people on it are in their mid-20s and the work they've gotten done on their faces have really aged them.
— Special Interest Group (@ReverendDrDash) June 28, 2020
UK fans say Aussie MAFS ‘best ever’
Others couldn’t get enough of the show, arguing Australia produced ‘the best’ reality shows.
Australia does reality tv like nowhere else. I’m watching their version of Married at First Sight on E4 here and it is bonkers. So good.
— Laura Caughey (@_lauracaughey) June 29, 2020
— Vicki Horrill (@vichorrill) June 29, 2020
Others admitted their obsession was a ‘new low’ but confessed to indulging in the messy drama regardless.
I’ve reached a new low; watching Married At First Sight Australia. Safe to say, I’m loving every minute of this embarrassing cringe fest.
— Megan Taylor (@megan_taylor_) June 29, 2020
Others couldn’t deal with the amount of drama on the show, which is apparently far more over the top than the UK or US versions of the show.
Married at first sight is wild
— Steffanie (@Steff2122) June 29, 2020
— Crystal Ⓜ Johnson (@iam_crystalmae) June 27, 2020
We’re hoping they are all buckled in and ready to go because as any MAFS fan knows, there is one bumpy ride ahead.