TV One realizes that a lot of people are over the reality TV thing, so they’re putting a little spin on the phenomenon which seems to be the only way to get people to watch your channel with a new docu-series titled, “Love Addiction.”
The eight-episode series will follow therapists and relationship experts who attempt to help people get out of unhealthy relationships and figure out why they got into them in the first place. They get points already for at least trying to help people and not totally exploit their dysfunction. The people closest to these individuals will also help in the healing process, following an “Intervention”-style format.
“We all know friends or family members who almost serially seem to end up in bad relationships, or who fall under the toxic spell of a bad romance, and we wish we could help them realize how much better they deserve to be treated,” said TV One President and CEO Wonya Lucas. “This series is not only riveting and full of emotion, it also should provide some great advice for those with troubled relationships and even those who want to keep their relationships healthy.”
The series will debut April 25 at 8 pm EST, and according to Eurweb.com, in that episode,
“viewers meet 29-year-old Marcus Foy, whose mother Adrienne Nixon has always encouraged him to follow his heart. But once Marcus begins dating 51-year-old Suzi (a woman older than Adrienne), Adrienne is beside herself. She believes Suzi is too old for Marcus, is way past her prime, and can’t give her grandbabies; Adrienne is also concerned over Suzi’s continual pill-popping of painkillers. Marcus loves his mother, but wants her to butt out of his life. He’s happy. He wants to marry Suzi… and once her divorce is final he plans on making Suzi his wife.
“Suzi, a former Las Vegas showgirl, says she’s been living her life for everyone else… and now it’s her turn to be happy. She is currently separated from her husband and says the divorce will be final any day now. However Marcus lives with Suzi in a house that her husband, Tony still financially maintains. Between Suzi’s doctor visits, and dinner parties with friends, the couple constantly bickers. Adrienne and Marcus’ best friend, Jacob, believe if they don’t stage a love intervention before the couple marries, they will lose Marcus forever.”
Sounds a little soap operish but somewhat interesting.
Check out the trailer for the new series here and tell us what you think. Will you watch?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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