On Sunday night, Netflix customers tuned in to the stay reunion particular of the Love Is Blind courting actuality present, solely to see a ready room display screen lengthy after Love’s scheduled begin time. The present finally began over an hour delayed, with some customers nonetheless reporting technical points making an attempt to look at the present.
Ninety minutes after the stay 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 Stay 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 making an attempt to interrupt into stay 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 livestreamed occasion—a stand-up particular from comic Chris Rock—aired final month, seemingly with no hitch.
Social media customers made jokes concerning the sudden hour-long delay Sunday evening, chiding Netflix for the snafu regardless of its greater 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 remedy 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 determine whether or not to get engaged to different contributors with out assembly in particular person. The “reunion particular,” a standby of actuality reveals, would have introduced again contestants to replicate 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 stay, however we are actually lastly right here,” stated cohost Vanessa Lachey.