Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - April 26, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - April 26, 2018

Happy Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  Only one more day until the weekend.  Let's all do a virtual high five on that one!

Last night I had a few friends over to watch the season finale of Married At First Sight.  This Lifetime show has had me hooked since season one.  If you've never watched this reality drama, the down and dirty of it is three "experts" match three couples.  The couples get married having never met - literally they get married at the first sight of each other.  They have eight weeks to decide if they want to stay married or get a divorce.  There is a lot of drama that goes down in those eight weeks, let me tell you!

Are you a watcher of the show?  This season we've followed Jon and Molly, Shawniece and Jephte, and Jaclyn and Ryan.  I won't give anything away in case you are a watcher and haven't had time to see the Final Decision episode.  What I will say, though, is there is a heck of a surprise at the end!

Wonder what's happened to the past couples??  This is the sixth season for the show and their divorce rate is pretty high.  So out of the fifteen previous couples (not counting our three from this season) that have gone through the experiment, there are currently three that are still together.  Two of those couples are actually from season one and the other from season five.

Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner from Season One
MAFS Jamie and Doug 2018

Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion from Season One
MAFS Cortney Jason 2018

Ashley Petta and Anthony D'Amico from Season Five
MAFS Anthony and Ashley 2018

Watching this show is like getting a mini marriage counseling session with each episode.  Sometimes it's a bit scary when you see yourself doing something just like the couples in the episode and you realize how crazy it is.  Thanks Eric for forgiving me for all my craziness!!

If you're not a current follower of the show but would like to check it out, past seasons are available on Hulu.

As an added bonus, last night we also celebrated my friend Mariah's birthday!  Check out the cool colors of the birthday candles.  Check back on my Five on Friday post to read all about them.

So that's what I'm thinking out loud about today.  Now it's your turn.  What's on your mind?  Link up and share your thoughts.


  1. I have never followed the show, I did hear it is quite popular though. I can't get over the concept although hearing your explanation helps.

  2. I have never seen the show, I might have to check it out. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a great Thursday.

  3. I have never seen this show but it sounds like it something I'd enjoy so I'll have to check it out! Even more fun that you do this with a bunch of friends!

  4. I've watched an episode once or twice but never got hooked.

  5. I love the Season 1 couples! They are so cute!

  6. I used to watch this show and loved it—you’re right. It is like a therapy session, and Bryan and i always used to discuss how we would react to certain situations. Can you even imagine getting married to someone you just met at the alter?!

  7. I've never heard of that show but it does sound like something I'd like. I'll have to look for it on Hulu.

  8. I've never heard of that show but it does sound like something I'd like. I'll have to look for it on Hulu.

  9. I haven't seen the show because we don't have cable, but I'm excited to hear the past seasons are on Hulu. I'm going to check them out!

  10. I've never seen this show, but it does sound really intriguing!! That's awesome you had friends come over to watch the finale with you.