Wondering about ... the intimate geographies of Married at First Sight New Zealand #MAFSNZ
Johnston, L. (2019). Wondering about ... the intimate geographies of Married at First Sight New Zealand #MAFSNZ. The Network: Newsletter for Geography Teachers, (84), 10–13.
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Why should I, or any geographers, be wondering about Married at First Sight New Zealand (MAFSNZ, TV3 2019), the franchised reality television show where strangers meet each other at the alter? Pitched, as a ‘ground-breaking social experiment’ there is a lot we can learn from this show about people and places. The success of the show - with ratings of over one million viewers in Australia (Dawson 2019) and up to 170,000 in Aotearoa New Zealand (Grieves 2019) – rests on the adventures of couples as they ‘hothouse’ the highs and lows of marital life. The latest season aired 17 episodes over six weeks as ‘10 singles put it all on the line and embark on a new journey to find love’ (TV3 2019).
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