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People Are Saying ‘Love Is Blind’ Is Better Than ‘Love Island’

People Are Saying ‘Love Is Blind’ Is Better Than ‘Love Island’

If you're already feeling that Love Island shaped hole in your life after Sunday's final, then we've got the perfect dating show to fill the void.

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Introducing Love Is Blind. We've already told you how people have been binge-watching the series non-stop, but now the obsession has gone one step further, and many are actually hailing the super cringey, super soppy, super boozy new Netflix show as *better* than the ITV series.

On paper, the shows are pretty similar. There's sun-soaked holidays, x-rated bedroom antics and lots of drunkenly vying for each other's partners.

But throw in the fact the contestants get engaged before they even meet, speaking through pods where they can't even see each other, and you'll see that Love Is Blind takes things to a whole new level.

Taking to social media after watching the Netflix show, one person wrote: "Love Is Blind is the new Love Island and it's so much better #LoveIsBlind #Netflix".

The contestants talk from separate pods before getting engaged (Credit: Netflix)
The contestants talk from separate pods before getting engaged (Credit: Netflix)
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While another added: "UNPOPULAR OPINION: Love Is Blind is way better than Love Island #LoveIsIand #loveisblind".

A third agreed: "I'll say it again Love Is Blind is Love Island on CRACK".

As a fourth joked: "Love Is Blind is filling that Love Island sized hole better than Love Island is."

From the makers of Married At First Sight, the series explores how important age and looks are in the quest for love, and whether strong bonds can be made purely through conversation.

When the couples meet they must decide if they have physical chemistry (Credit: Netflix)
When the couples meet they must decide if they have physical chemistry (Credit: Netflix)

But it's not just a social experiment; it's also just a *really* amusing watch.

From one contestant (wrongly) quoting Beyonce during a furious break up row to another (horrendously) rapping to his future in laws to impress them, there are enough cringeworthy moments to keep the group chat popping off for weeks.

Plus, there's boozy bachelorette parties, painful grillings from dubious parents and even a hint that one bride could get jilted at the alter. The drama really does never end.

Expect furious arguments galore (Credit: Netflix)
Expect furious arguments galore (Credit: Netflix)

Hosted by Nick Lachey (of 98 Degrees and Newly Weds fame) and his wife, Vanessa - who have been married for nine years and together for fourteen - the first five episodes of the unscripted programme landed on Netflix on 13th February, and four episodes landed a week later.

The finale will air on February 27th, so you still have time to catch up before any major spoilers are leaked.

Go, go, go!

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Love Island

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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