Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"Hitched or Ditched" is a new reality show on the CW. After seeing commercials for it, reading about it, and watching an episode, I've realized that the main message of this program is, "OMG YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS NOT VALIDATED AND/OR GOING ANYWHERE UNLESS YOU GET MARRIED!!!!!1!1!!1" Seriously. Read the synopsis on the show's webpage:
"Hitched or Ditched" is a one-hour reality show focusing on couples who are in long-term relationships but have not yet taken that big leap into marriage. Nominated by a friend who believes it's either time for the couple to tie to the knot or break up, each episode features a different couple who accept their friend's proposition to set a wedding date in one week's time.
Essentially, a couple is sent an invitation to their own wedding. I'm glad that other people who are not in the relationship can decide for a couple when it's their time to get married. And it's wonderful that marriage is forced upon these people, who quite often seem either not ready or not even open to the idea of marriage, which is a quick and easy way to end up in the divorced half of the U.S. population.
Overall, this sad excuse for primetime television seems to be just another way to make marriage the norm and filter out the problematic people who decide to (HEAVEN FORBID) abstain from marriage. Blech.