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Married at First Sight – Netflix

Billed as a “social experiment” this show can teach you more about human nature than any textbook in print. It matches contestants up with likely mates and has them wed the first time they meet. Hear me out … I know it sounds nuts, but you won’t be able to look away.

People apply to be on the show, and once selected, they undergo all sorts of tests, questions, and psychological profiling. Experts in various fields examine the results, and pair people together based on well they go together on paper.

As you can imagine, results vary. You can’t account for interpersonal chemistry or individual personalities, so couples have run the gamut from super pumped to down right disgusted when they first meet their mates. They literally lay eyes on their spouse as they walk down the aisle at their actual wedding. It makes for really awkward, but incredibly entertaining television.

The experiment lasts for six weeks, in which the couples have to follow the rules of the show and the process set out for them. They can decide at the end of the six weeks if they’ll stay together or get divorced. It’s a real nail-biter, right up until the end.