TV contributor Angela Yvonne sits down and critiques the first episode of Match Made In Heaven.
I sat down to watch Match Made in Heaven, which premiered last Wednesday on WEtv. And I’ll admit, I’ll have to watch tonight’s episode to see if this show is going to make my “must-see-tv” list.
The premise of the show is similar to the popular show The Bachelor, with a few exceptions. The first thing that you notice is the bachelor is African American. There has never been African-American Bachelor on TV.
Shawn Bullard is a successful ex-NFL player-turned-real estate mogul looking for love amongst the 24 hopefuls looking to find Mr. Right.
In the quest for love, he has a spiritual advisor, Pastor Ken Johnson (spiritual advisor for the Indianapolis Colts). He’s there to make sure the women stay in line with what marriage means in the spiritual way and weed the less authentic out. Last but not least, ShawnΓÇÖs mother is on board to let the future Mrs. Bullard understand that she means business when it comes to her son.
The thing I didnΓÇÖt enjoy about the show was that I didnΓÇÖt believe in the women that were chosen. I have watched The Bachelor, and the women on the show at least tried to appear like they had their lives together. In my opinion, some of women chosen for Match Made in Heaven looked disheveled and thirsty.
I couldnΓÇÖt imagine some of the girls would be chosen in real life by Shawn. The first set of women that need to exit left are Dolly, Kimberly, Kindle, Christina E., Nes and Mecca.
Kimberly is an inspiring rapper that stated that she knows who she is going to sleep with or who she would friend zone. Shawn made the cut on getting some quick.
Kindle (really?) starts by showing us how flexible she is and wants us to believe she’s not a stripper.
Dolly feels that talking about possible past STDs should be shared at first meeting.
Christina E. is in search of someone to take her out her financial misery.
Nes has never been with a man physically — she has only dated women.
And then there is Mecca, Oh, Mecca, words can’t even describe your level of ratchet-mess.
The highlight of the show will definitely be ShawnΓÇÖs mother Maggie. Her personality and quick wit will definitely pull you in.
So I’m giving the shenanigans and who will be the final match for Shawn one more try. But it might take a divine intervention for me to really love this show.
Match Made In Heaven airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on WEtv.
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