So the reviews are in. Is The Marriage Ref bad news for therapists? Apparently not. Although the sneak peek clips in the last several weeks during the Olympics looked funny, many are now slamming it and being quite critical of the premiere. Read more about the show plus find photos and video below.
Okay, so the premise of the show? You basically have a panel of judges (in this episode, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Ripa and Jerry Seinfeld). They are shown clips of couples in the midst of an argument, the celebs analyze the problem and decide who should win the argument. Comedian Tom Papa serves as ‘The Marriage Ref’.
In tonight’s premiere, we saw a gentleman who wanted to have a pole placed in their home. The wife was not too keen on the idea. And really, who would be, unless I suppose you wanted to take it all off. Or maybe you somehow believe that pole dancing sans clothing really is a form of exercise. Sorry, rambling. In another dispute, it revealed a husband who had stuffed his dead dog and wanted it to stay in the living room for all to see. Ewwww. That is creepy! Check that video out below. I get wierded out sometimes when I see our beloved dog Ali’s ashes that sit in a keepsake box on the mantle of the fireplace! In the end, who proved to be victorious in each of these arguments? The wives of course. No surprise there. It should always be like that….just sayin’.
The show will go to its regular time slot of Thursday nights at 10/9 Central. I will be watching that episode on Thursday, as Madonna will be part of the celebrity panel of judges as well as Larry David and Ricky Gervais. Those three together? Yep, that should prove to be an interesting show.
So let me ask you this, readers. Did you see last night’s The Marriage Ref? News reports suggest that it was pretty bad. What did you think? Leave me your thoughts in the comments, plus see photos and video below.
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