Much like many MTV reality series, this show consists of a constant attempt to break up a relationship. This one however, is more believable. Every single episode is exactly the same. MTV plans a secret getaway for two ex’s, who think they are alone. All the while their current boyfriend/girlfriend spies on them the entire time. Every episode is the same, it goes a little something like this:
•Couples think they are spending time together.
•Ex’s are taken away, while boyfriend and girlfriend go home. (Going to the same hotel to spy)
•Bf/gf showed how to spy, red touch light, name monitor, etc.
•Ex’s have a date, Bf/gf can either pick either to hear and not see, or see and not hear.
•Current bf/gf get ticked.
•Current bf/gf send ex’s on a date of their choice.
•Current gf/bf get ticked
•Ex’s sent to honeymoon suite with one bed. Which ex’s usually both sleep in.
•Ex’s get ticked.
Ex’s meet up with their ex’s bf/gf, and are told to make a choice between the two. Usually resulting in heart-broken people.
The only thing keeping me interested, is the characters. Again, I don’t know if they are acting, because they generally look surprised. It looks genuine. But there are a lot of things that don’t add up.
After all the episodes of “The X Effect” you would think the couples know when they are in the episode, its quite obvious, since its always the same thing. Or does MTV just pick the dumb people to air, because they don’t know its a TV show?
-How do the ex’s not see the camera right in their face.
-How is the audio picked up so well? Are they wearing microphones?
-If so, aren’t they suppose to not know they are being spied on?
It doesnt add up. But yeah, usually I am still left wondering who they will choose. Which is why I usually try to stay away from it. Anyways, I’ll catch you all later, peace out!