Love At First Flight (Lifetime)

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Love At First Flight (Lifetime) – Premieres 20th March

A dating show that manages to mix The Amazing Race series where they had blind date teams competing, with Love At First Sight and it’s threat of on-the-spot marriage decisions.

In the programme four couples are paired up by a mysterious and unnamed matchmaker, and are each put on a different 30 day long travelling holiday. On each leg the couples have to complete a dating challenge, where if they succeed they are rewarded with improved accommodations for the night.

Each episode follows the couples through one leg of their journey, where at the end of the 30 days will be put in front of an alter where they will have to decide to split up or marry.

As dating shows go it does have some vague similarities to Are You The One? Second Chances, but even though this is an easier watch it’s not something you’d go out of your watch to view.

2.1/10

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Laurieann Gibson: Beyond The Spotlight (Lifetime)

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Laurieann Gibson: Beyond The Spotlight (Lifetime) – Premieres 2nd March

Reality goings on where choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson goes about her daily business of running her company BoomKack Worldwide, as they work with some high profile clients on their performances. As well as Laurieann talking about her plans on becoming the driving force in promoting some new talent she’s discovered, in the hope of turning them into a household name.

So during the programme Laurieann explains the high profile job she is working on, where in the build up she discovers that some of the performers she’s employed now can’t make it to the show. After managing to find some untested talent at a dancing class she was teaching, Laurieann challenges her two assistants to get the group up to scratch while she working on other things.

Then after a couple of mishaps, and few heartfelt conversations and a couple of arguments, the show goes off without a hitch, everyone is happy and the programme is finished.

As reality shows go, it’s a standard as hell bit of programming which doesn’t have much to make it stand out from other similar shows. It’s one to miss.

1.0/10

Glam Masters (Lifetime)

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Glam Masters (Lifetime) – Premieres 28th February

A fashion competition that is vaguely similar to American Beauty Star,

four make up artists go head-to-head for the chance to win the episode, where they proceed further in the competition that could win the title of Glam Master. And get to create their own limited edition make up line with Kim Kardashian.

The show goes through three rounds, in each round the contestants are set a challenge and have a time limit to get their work done in. Then at the end of each round the four judges assess the work, then eliminated the weakest contestant. This goes on until one person is left and they get to proceed to the semi finals.

As competitions go it’s all very straight forward, though is one for those that enjoyed show like American Beauty Star & Face Off: Game Face.

3.0/10

This Time Next Year (Lifetime)

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This Time Next Year (Lifetime) – Premieres 16th January 

US version of the UK show where Cat Deeley introduces people who have decided on setting themselves an inspirational challenge to complete within a year, ranging from learning to walk again to losing a set amount of weight.

After chatting to the person to find out what they are looking to do and the situation that led them to decide on setting themselves that task, they head off through a doorway. Then through the magic of TV and with brief recap from Deeley, the person emerges from another door a year on from the initial chat, where they reveal if they have managed to do what they set out to do.

Deeley then sits down with them and talks about how they went about what they did, along with showing video diary snippets they filmed throughout the year. And while this is going on there are plenty of shots of the audience welling up and being throughly emotional, before moving on to the next guest where more of the same happens. 

2.7/10

Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid (Lifetime)

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Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid (Lifetime) – Premieres 11th January – Cancelled

Modelling competition where after three months of pre-production Yolanda Hadid, mother of supermodels Gigi and Bella, has selected five girls who are offered the opportunity to battle it out in the chance to win a modelling contract and to be managed by her.

After the five girls along with their mothers arrive in New York, they are all put into a house where they will live together during the eight week competition. While the competition is running the girls and mothers are given advice on what to expect in the industry, and are also given a weekly challenge where the winner receives $5k.

When the challenged is finished, the winner is announced and then the remaining four told where they have finished in the ranking. After the ranking is revealed all five girls are told on what they have done well and how they can improve.

Along with the competition side there is the usual reality goings on, where the usual bitching and crying occurs. All together it’s a pretty forgettable reality competition.

2.3/10

Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One (Lifetime)

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Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One (Lifetime) – Premieres 19th December

A reality show the catches up with the Jamie and Doug, The only couple from the original series of Married at First Sight that stayed together. In the this series it follows them as they prepare to become parents for the first time.

Along with talking about the miscarriage they suffered, it shows the pair as they get ready for the due date. As they prepare, Doug is searching for a new job after being recently made redundant making Jamie wonder if she’ll be able to become a stay at home mum.

All the while they document the build up as they talk with friends and family about what they should be expecting. Then after the child is born, shows them getting to grips with parenting.

It’s some by the numbers reality programming that would only be of interested to those that watched the original series.

1.8/10

Little Women: Terra’s Big House (Lifetime)

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Little Women: Terra’s Big House (Lifetime) – Premieres 13th December

Another spinoff from Little Women: LA, though this takes a completely different angle to Little Women LA: Couples Retreat. In this show it follows Terra and her husband, where after moving into their new home they decide that it needs to be renovated.

So the couple meet up with a designer and builder whose work they like, and hire them to make their home little person friendly. And to create more usable room for their family. After giving them their list of what they want done to their house, along with the budget they have, the design pair come back with their compromise of design to expenditure.

What follows after is a show similar to home renovation programmes like Renovation Realities: Ben And Ginger. Where the couple have to accept some build compromises, adapt their plans when unforeseen problems arise and occasionally argue with the people they employed about what’s going on. Overall, it’s a generic property programme.

1.5/10