"The series is the messiest of messes, a show so engrossing that I didn’t binge it, I inhaled it," says Gabrielle Bruney of Netflix's new dating reality show. "And The Ultimatum is far from alone in trying to give its high-drama manipulations a candy-coating of self-help through jabber about feelings, growth, and healthy relationships; pretty much every other reality dating show does the same thing, too. But we don’t have to do keep up this pretense. The contestants are looking for fun, fame, and the chance to meet some fellow hot people. Viewers come for the spectacle, hosts come for the check. We’re grown ups—let’s just be honest about it." ALSO: Weirdly enough, Love is Blind did a better job than The Ultimatum with having the couples actually TALK about marriage.