Netflix’s latest reality series ‘Marriage or Mortgage’ dropped on the platform earlier this months, and viewers seem to be having the same reaction to the first season.
The show follows wedding planner Sarah Miller and real estate agent Nichole Holmes, as they go head-to-head to win the hearts and budgets of spouses-to-be.
The couples must decide whether they want to spend their savings on their dream wedding day, or on securing a house for their future.
In the trailer, realtor Nichole says: “Owning a house is the all-American dream. I’m a real estate agent, I can make that dream come true.”
Meanwhile Sarah says: “The best part of being a wedding planner is being able to create these huge moments for my couples,” before telling Nichole: “You and I are going to compete for their business.”
The couples go to dress fittings, wedding cake tastings and potential venues, as well as homes that fall within their budget, before coming up with the difficult decision about what to spend their money on.
As viewers delved into the first season, they were left less than impressed as they watched most the couple’s choose a lavish wedding over a house.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Watching #MarriageOrMortgage is literally infuriating. The realtor gives them amazing incentives to go with the house and they all go with the wedding.”
Another tweeted: “I don’t know what I thought Marriage or Mortgage was about, but apparently it’s choosing between a Dream Wedding and a WHOLE ASS HOUSE??? That is NOT EVEN A CHOICE, KIDS.”
Before watching #MarriageOrMortgage I said “clearly everyone’s gonna choose a house”
Me now watching the show: pic.twitter.com/s2qqzNNpbY
— Jazmine Mc (@jazminemmc_) March 24, 2021
— Lauren Bovio (@laurenbovio) March 23, 2021
— Lesley 🐻🌸 (@lesleywatsonn) March 25, 2021
— Bradley Metlin (@BradleyMetlin) March 24, 2021
— Cendy Lopez (@ohsocendz) March 23, 2021
marriage or mortgage drives me CRAZY like just elope and get u a house !!!
— erica (@erica65grace) March 29, 2021
WHY WOULD ANYONE CHOOSE WEDDING ON MARRIAGE OR MORTGAGE?!?!
— Paul Ross (@RealPaulRoss) March 29, 2021
Before watching #MarriageOrMortgage I said “surely everyone’s going to choose investing in a house”
Me watching the show: pic.twitter.com/uDPZTqUqG8
— Teresa Maly (@teresamaly) March 25, 2021
Marriage or Mortgage is so dumb. BUY THE HOUSE. pic.twitter.com/hXySoeyd9L
— 𝙇𝙋 (@lindsperry) March 19, 2021
— 𝕊𝕦𝕫𝕒𝕟𝕟𝕖 𝕊𝕔𝕠𝕥𝕥 (@iheartfatapollo) March 24, 2021
I don't know what I thought Marriage or Mortgage was about, but apparently it's choosing between a Dream Wedding and a WHOLE ASS HOUSE??? That is NOT EVEN A CHOICE, KIDS.
— Rachel Hawkins/Erin Sterling (@LadyHawkins) March 22, 2021