If you’re bummed that the Love Is Blind meetup wasn’t uploaded for you – don’t worry, you’re not alone.
The first-ever Netflix reality show Live Encounter was supposed to start at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Minutes passed – and nothing. At 8:02 PM ET, Netflix posted a since-deleted tweet “Love… is late #LoveIsBlindLIVE It will be in 15 minutes! ”
As the delay continued, Netflix teased that the event would be “worth the wait” with a photo of Irina in her reunion gown.
What was supposed to be a live reunion eventually turned into a pre-recorded event, with the Netflix rollout Photography update on Twitter 9:29 p.m. ET. And apologies that the “Love Is Blind” reunion didn’t go as we planned.
Some Netflix subscribers were able to stream the event shortly after 9pm ET, while others continued to experience technical difficulties, such as Twitter users she expressed.
Netflix tweeted At 1:40 a.m. ET on April 17, the reunion will be “available globally at 12 p.m. PT on April 17. Promise.”
Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, all five couples from the series’ dramatic fourth season — Brett Brown and Tiffany Pennywell, Zach Goetowski and Bliss Pretizade, Chelsea Griffin and Kwame Appiah, Marshall Glaze and Jackie Bonds, Paul Peden and Mika Lussier — will be in on the action. However, Jackie ended up not attending the reunion.
In the midst of the chaos, loyal fans of “Love Is Blind” have taken to Twitter to express their feelings, find some answers, and of course, express their feelings with memes. Brands got in on the action too by tweeting condolences and witty responses to get into the conversation.
Here are some of our favourites:
The best memes about delaying a ‘love is blind’ reunion
As the minutes passed, the phrase “Get it together!” It started trending on Twitter, strong talk directed at the tech company, and the hashtag #LoveIsBlindLIVE rose to Twitter’s highest place in the US
A belated reunion resulted in, as 1 Twitter user She described it as “a mass meltdown of the Internet”.
Another user compared the delay to Jackie’s failure to show up in her show-appropriate wedding dress.
While in the live event waiting room, people have compared it to the thrill of joining Zoom happy hour during COVID-19.
As for how Netflix can solve the problem? Commenters made (funny) suggestions. Writer Hunter Harris has joked that Netflix is offering to “put rice in it,” a popular fix for phones that got wet.
Several Twitter users called on Netflix not to raise prices or limit password sharing after the incident, with one commenting, “netflix never raises prices again.”
The technical difficulties reminded viewers of Brett Brown’s dressing difficulties at the end, as he scrambled to repair his suit.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York suggested Netflix executives contact Lucia, the seamstress who helped mend Brit’s suit before his wedding.
Over time, a fan favorite, Bret, became the unofficial mascot of the Late Meet.
Other pop culture moments have been called out, like Gwyneth Paltrow’s skateboarding experience.
Some have also compared the combined internet stress to the day Ticketmaster crashed due to demand for Taylor Swift’s concert tickets.
Other media brands have emerged during the delay, such as Blockbuster, which has been a callback to the good old days of VHS.
Hulu appears to be commenting on Netflix’s delay by sharing a simple meme — Kerry Washington’s character in “Little Fires Everywhere” apparently gives judgment on “they.”
Meanwhile, Bravo, who recently filmed the “showdown” reunion on season 10 of “Vanderpump Rules,” tweeted, “We’ll never make you wait for a reunion.”
H! entertainment also chime, writing“,” We are ever #LateFromE…we are always #LiveFromE.”
This incident made people wonder how much progress broadcasting had actually made.
“The Internet comes together to speak to a global streaming giant who single-handedly put a dent in linear TV, only to fail to do linear TV themselves in a highly publicized event? Nature tackles #LoveIsBlindLIVE,” one reads. wrote a Twitter user.
Finally, after an hour’s delay, people seemed ready to watch it — later.
The ‘Love Is Blind’ cast members chime in
Fans aren’t the only ones reacting to the delay. The former and current cast members of “Love Is Blind” share their reactions to the moment.
Marshall Glaze, a cast member this season, shared a photo of a man staring at a wall of wire. “I’m trying,” he comments.
On his Instagram story, Brown joined in on the fun and said the delay was from him “(running) to get his pants to fit.”
Why was the meeting delayed? Vanessa Lachey gave an answer
At 8:15 p.m., Vanessa Lachey posted a video to Instagram from the studio where the cast and audience, made up of former cast members, were gathered.
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Vanessa Lachey indicated that the reunion was delayed due to the size of the audience. “It looks like we broke the audience to see this reunion,” she said in the video.
At the time, she said the reunion wouldn’t continue until the technical difficulties were resolved: “We don’t ask anyone any questions until we go live in your living rooms, on your phones, on your tablets. I promise we’ll save all The tea is for you. Don’t run the channel. Don’t broadcast anything else. We’re coming for you.”
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