Live ‘Love Is Blind’ Reunion Was a ‘Very Bad Idea’

Recommendation from the skilled. Andy Cohen used his internet hosting expertise at Bravo to weigh in on what went incorrect with Netflix’s first stay Love Is Blind reunion particular.

“Stay reunions are a really unhealthy thought,” the chief producer, 44, mentioned on the Monday, April 17, episode of his radio present, SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Stay, referring to the deliberate season 4 reunion for Love Is Blind. “There’s a motive we don’t do reunions stay.”

Netflix made headlines on Sunday, April 16, after customers couldn’t watch the season 4 particular at its marketed time. The episode, which was set to premiere at 8 p.m. ET, was in the end filmed for a stay viewers and uploaded the next day.

“To everybody who stayed up late, wakened early, gave up their Sunday afternoon … we’re extremely sorry that the Love is Blind Stay Reunion didn’t end up as we had deliberate,” the corporate tweeted concerning the technical difficulties. “We’re filming it now and we’ll have it on Netflix as quickly as humanly doable. Once more, thanks and sorry.”

Cohen, for his half, defined why the Love Is Blind stay reunion was doomed from the beginning.

“There’s a motive [reunion episodes are] edited down. We might speak about a subject on a reunion taping for 25 minutes, for 45 minutes earlier than actually attending to the center of one thing,” he mentioned on Monday. “Reunion reveals are virtually like a fishing expedition. You’re speaking about completely different subjects [and] you don’t know what’s going to land [or] what’s going to hit. By the way in which, a whole lot of instances folks can have unimaginable one-liners that nobody within the room actually heard as a result of somebody on the opposite facet is speaking. So we undergo the footage, we hone it, we edit it [and it] is lastly formed.”

Based on the TV host, the precedence ought to be the standard and never the velocity.

“There are ebbs and flows. You’ll be able to’t say, ‘OK, we’re going to do it tightly in an hour.’ Typically it takes longer to get somebody revved up emotionally,” Cohen continued. “By the way in which, you need them to be feeling essentially the most intense emotions that they will concerning the seasons. That takes time to form and craft. There’s an artwork right here. You’ll be able to’t simply bang it out and say, ‘OK, we’re doing it from 9:00 to 9:59 and that’s when the reunion’s going to be.’”

The official account for Bravo poked enjoyable on the delay as effectively, tweeting on Sunday, “We’d by no means preserve you ready for a Reunion 😉.”

In the meantime, Blockbuster addressed their competitor who put them out of enterprise. “Keep in mind renting vhs from us. You possibly can begin it on time no drawback … That is what we get,” the model wrote through Twitter.

After the Love Is Blind reunion was postponed, Vanessa Lachey took to social media to deal with the fan backlash.

“I need to take a second, on this platform, to acknowledge the extreme vulnerability that goes into our present(every season). I’m so pleased with this forged and their willingness to place themselves on the market. It wasn’t simple and this has been a LONG course of to get to the reunion,” the actress, 42, who hosts the present alongside husband Nick Lachey, wrote through Instagram on Monday. “Please take into account on-line (and in life) that ‘phrases have weight.’ What you say to somebody you don’t know (and don’t know the entire story to) can have a long-lasting have an effect on on them… in many various methods.”

The reunion particular options interviews with Brett Brown, Tiffany Pennywell, Kwame Appiah, Chelsea Griffin, Bliss Poureetezadi and Zack Goytowski. Paul Peden, Micah Lussier, Irina Solomonova and Marshall Glaze have been additionally current. Josh Demas and Jackelina Bonds, nonetheless, participated through video chat.

Love Is Blind‘s season 4 reunion is presently streaming on Netflix.