128,000 watched American Candidate.

128,000 watched American Candidate.
For Showtime’s Sunday debut of American Candidate, not very many people tuned in. Just 128,000 people watched the series, which is bad by itself. But to add insult to low ratings, USA TODAY points out that those numbers represent “a startling 84% drop from lead-in movie Legally Blonde 2,” which focuses on Elle Woods’ adventures in Washington, D.C. Showtime viewers clearly prefer their fake politics to be scripted.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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