Love Is Blind Participant Has Business Meeting Misconstrued – Why Reality TV Distorts Privacy Expectations

Love Is Blind ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Having to explain the purpose of innocent business meetings to non gossip rags is something that makes many people dislike the paparazzi. This also shades reality TV celebrities, that last word being somewhat cringe-worthy. Real people being real have little reason under most circumstances to attract the paparazzi. They should not be celebs, nor treated like them — and yet if they starred on a hit TV show, they will be.

Case in point: one of the participants in the Netflix TV series Love Is Blind, Damian Powers is having to explain his business meeting that was portrayed as a possible tryst with a reality TV contestant from another Netflix show, Too Hot To Handle ⭐️½  (demonstrates what most people dislike about the genre).

“We all planned to leave the Eveleigh together in the same car. Francesca, Alex, Mitchell and Raiane all exited through a side entrance, while I exited through the main entrance of the Eveleigh,” he continues. “Upon exiting the Eveleigh, we were all greeted by paparazzi. Francesca grabbed on to me in an attempt to shield herself from the paparazzi as our entire group entered the car. Francesca and I are not dating or romantically involved but remain friends.”

‘Love Is Blind’s Damian Powers Sets the Record Straight After Being Spotted With Francesca Farago (Exclusive) | Entertainment Tonight

The one interesting part of this is finding out what Damian and Gi are currently up to. They are still a couple some two years since filming the show which saw Gi and he very rocky relationship.

This is the problem with following reality TV shows, you end up being sucked into stuff that is outside the show. There are too many great movies and TV shows to spend time watching and reviewing that we shouldn’t be distracted by reality TV contestant drama outside the film or TV series. Or, rather, in this case, the lack thereof. Fake news, I guess this would be called in 2020.

Gi was part of a short-lived podcast, Love In Sight (see: Companion Podcasts as Extras to Original Shows are Good Marketing and Fan Service), that I enjoyed hearing about the behind the scenes production of the show. That is different than this nonsense going on with her on show and real life boyfriend, Damian.

Perhaps this serves as a good warning to those who would want to sign up to be on a reality show that it has the potential to go far beyond the show, at least from a privacy standpoint. This is actually what some people want by getting involved. They want to milk 15 minutes of fame. That doesn’t appear to be the case here, but who knows, maybe this was leaked out somehow and is actually a publicity stunt.

Watch 14+ Romance Movies for February 2020 Viewing Challenge

Just Google “Valentine’s Day” for all kinds of event-related ideas

We’ve been married 30+ years and I’ve been struck within the last year by two movie-related romantic moments:

  1. My wife who rarely signs up for anything with technology involved, downloaded the Regal Unlimited App and purchased her own subscription
  2. (very recently) She has taken to coining Thursday’s our “Date night”

No surprise, I’m going to disagree with TV Guide’s writer (bolded below).

As we’ve told you time and again, nothing is more romantic than spending the evening on your couch, watching movies from the comfort of your own home. So grab some delicious take-out and an inexpensive-but-not-cheap bottle of wine, and settle in for an intimate evening at home with your loved one. (FYI: This scenario works well even if you’re not in a relationship this Valentine’s Day.)

The Best Romantic Movies to Stream on Disney Plus This Valentine’s Day | TV Guide

Staying home and watching movies is romantic, sure, but the “nothing is more” part is completely bogus. How about watching a drive-in movie or going to the park and watching a majestic sunset or starry sky?

Segue to our 4th movie viewing challenge …

What are viewing challenges?

It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies of a certain type. They are usually themed based on the month(s). For example, around Halloween, horror movies and holiday movies during the holidays.

Any movie watcher is welcome to participate. You do not need a blog or website, but do need some way to track the movies you’ve watched during the challenge. Fortunately, there are several free services available.

Past Challenges

February 2020 will be interactive movie viewing challenge #4. Here are the others:

  1. 2019 October Viewing Challenge: 66+ Horror Movies Viewed In October (completed74 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  2. 2019 Holiday Viewing Challenge: 25+ Christmas Movies Viewed 11/1-12/25/19 (completed25 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
  3. 2020 January Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies
    (completed: 30 movies watched, rated & reviewed)

February 2020 Viewing Challenge Goal

14+ romance movies watched from February 1-29, 2020.

How To Participate

Just keep track of all the romance movies you’ve watched from today, February 1, 2020 until midnight February 29, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do. Tag them with #feb2020challenge.

Since this started, I’ve already watched, rated and reviewed:

13+ more romance movies to go. A month or so from this post, the results will be posted in a recap. If you notify me in the comments below that you’re participating and/or through trackback ping, you’ll be linked in the final recap post.

It’s free and fun to participate. I hope others join in too!

Other Valentine’s Day Articles of Interest

Need some help finding some good romance movies to watch? In my quest to find romance movies recommended by others, I’ve compiled the following list of recent articles:

This month on the big screen and television screens cupid’s arrows are flying.