The Love is Blind: Stay Reunion failed to start out within the wee hours of Sunday morning, leading to outrage from followers of the present on social media.
Perplexed viewers have been left ready for the present to start for greater than an hour, with Netflix and Love is Blind hosts Vanessa and Nick Lachey promising it could begin quickly.
At 2.30am within the UK, Netflix shared an apology on Twitter and mentioned the printed can be filmed and made obtainable on the service “as quickly as humanly attainable.” A number of hours later, Netflix revealed that it was suspending the present till 8pm on Monday, April 17.
In fact, that implies that the reunion present will not be stay, as initially deliberate.
Netflix viewers took to Twitter to criticise and lampoon the corporate’s botched dealing with of the favored present.
Among the many extra notable accounts tweeting in regards to the incident have been US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Blockbuster Video, the now defunct video rental firm that many imagine Netflix put out of enterprise.
Love is Blind is without doubt one of the hottest actuality reveals on Netflix. Described as a “social experiment,” it sees single women and men discovering love and getting engaged earlier than assembly in particular person. Netflix reported that 30 million households had watched the primary sequence inside 4 weeks of its premiere. The present has been nominated for 2 Emmy Awards. The present’s fourth season started on March 24, and a fifth is already within the works.
The Love is Blind reunion livestream was set to be Netflix’s second stay broadcast, after Chris Rock’s stay standup particular in March. Some have urged that the reveals are a precursor for Netflix leaping into extra stay programming, together with live shows and sports activities. Notably, streamers together with Apple and Amazon have already scooped up rights for US and UK soccer matches, respectively.
It’s unclear what triggered the delay of the stay present. Netflix was down for greater than 11,000 customers within the US on late Sunday, in line with outage monitoring web site Downdetector.com. It might have been brought on by a big inflow of viewers crashing the streaming service, which doesn’t bode nicely for future stay occasions on Netflix.