When watching Don’t Tell the Bride, I am almost immediately uplifted. The show brings to the table everything I like in car-crash TV; there is either a sulky bride-to-be, a crazy or overprotective mother of the bride, a groom that is either wanting to woo his wife-to-be, or scare her senseless, and inevitably a wedding.
This for me is perfect after a long day in the library. It is one of those shows you do not need to take too seriously. Let me give you an overview of it. Firstly the groom-to-be gets 12 thousand pounds to spend on the wedding. He has three weeks to do it in, and the bride-to-be gets no say at all.
What I like most about the program is that it switches things up a bit. Weddings are stereotypically organised by the bride-to-be and so it is interesting to watch the groom go through the process of basically blowing twelve grand in three weeks. He even buys the dress.
Personally I am not a fan of marriage, but I enjoy what BBC Three have created here, and advise it to anyone who needs a pick me up.