DEARLY UNBELOVED: TLC’S ‘LEFT AT THE ALTAR’
EXPRESSNIGHTOUT.COM- TLC, you’re part of a TV conspiracy to make it seem as if lovey-dovey love (e.g., ABC’s “The Bachelor“) and a purty gown (e.g., your own “Say Yes to the Dress,” New York and Atlanta editions) leads to a super-happy marriage.
Now you have given us a welcome reality check. “Left at the Altar,” which aired last weekend, is a reminder that betrothed feet can grow very cold. Real rejects narrated while better-looking re-enactors re-enacted. One groom asked his honey to leave his passport on the bed two hours before the ceremony. Next thing you know, he’s in Tahiti and she’s not. One bride changed into all black for the reception, then wouldn’t join her new spouse in a love seat. Prognosis: uh-oh. She told him the act of getting married made her realize she COULD NOT BE MARRIED!
“Altar” isn’t just about how elusive love is and how scary marriage can seem. It’s also about the strength of the human spirit. The jiltees find new love and happiness. One hapless groom even reunited with the gal who ditched him. They’re planning to wed — — again. Maybe this time she won’t say No to the Schmo.
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