On Sunday night, Netflix customers tuned into the reside reunion particular of the Love is Blind courting actuality present, solely to see a ready room display lengthy after the present’s scheduled begin time. The present ultimately began over an hour not on time, with some customers nonetheless reporting technical points attempting to observe the present.
Ninety minutes after the reside particular’s scheduled begin time, the streaming service tweeted an apology to “everybody who stayed up late, wakened early [and] gave up their Sunday afternoon,” pledging to have the recording on its platform “as quickly as humanly attainable.”
To everybody who stayed up late, wakened early, gave up their Sunday afternoon… we’re extremely sorry that the Love is Blind Dwell Reunion didn’t prove as we had deliberate. We’re filming it now and we’ll have it on Netflix as quickly as humanly attainable. Once more, thanks and…
— Netflix (@netflix) April 17, 2023
The streaming service is attempting to interrupt into reside programming to compete with its rivals, together with a multiyear deal to stream the Display screen Actors Guild awards present beginning in 2024. Netflix’s first reside streamed occasion—a stand-up particular from comic Chris Rock—aired final month, seemingly and not using a hitch.
Social media customers made jokes in regards to the surprising hour-long delay Sunday evening, chiding Netflix for the snafu regardless of its increased costs and crackdown on password sharing.
— T (@trinawatters) April 17, 2023
Even Netflix obtained in on the enjoyable, retweeting a joke from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D—N.Y.) saying that “Lucia the seamstress”—who helped save a marriage between two contestants in a earlier episode—may assist resolve the delay.
Somebody name Lucia the seamstress to repair this. I consider in her
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 17, 2023
Love is Blind, now in its fourth season, options contestants who resolve whether or not to get engaged to different contributors with out assembly in-person. The “reunion particular,” a standby of actuality exhibits, would have introduced again contestants to mirror on the present and the way their lives have modified since manufacturing wrapped.
When the particular lastly appeared on-line Sunday, viewers needed to put up with the streaming model of a tape delay. “We’re not reside, however we at the moment are lastly right here,” mentioned co-host Vanessa Lachey.