Nearly a month later and two episodes down, it’s quite unclear if the show is living up to its great expectations on the reality show end of the spectrum.The only probable reason TV lovers pay reality shows any mind is that they have been sold the promise that in exchange for their time, they get exclusive access to the private parts-pun intended-of their subjects.
Big Brother Naija sweethearts, Mercy Eke and Ike Onyema recently opened their privates to viewers for a second round but this time without a cheque reward on the line. The new show, ‘Mercy and Ike’ is scripted to follow the lives of the reality TV stars post the Big Brother House.For Mercenaries and Ike Gang, the lovebirds’ April 8 social media posts announcing their new reality show was the anticipated one-way ticket to premium entertainment. Finally! An insight into one of the most fantasized romances of Nigerian celebrity history.
Nearly a month later and two episodes down, it’s quite unclear if the show is living up to its great expectations on the reality show end of the spectrum.
The show’s organizers spared no expense in the production of this show. It boasts of impressive picture quality and an indelible display of luxury plus each episode goes straight to Showmax for fans who can’t catch the action on African Magic Showcase.Mercy’s classic grass to grace story is also a soft spot for her fans but all that pause in transmission to wipe a few tears while giving the viewers a few seconds to awww and owww knocks the audience out of whatever little emotion they may have gathered.
The couple gives off no emotion remotely related to attraction. We hear them insinuate that they are in love, even pretend to genuinely care about flirting strangers and I might as well condemn myself to a lifetime of watching the Premier League before I find their romance believable. Behind Ike’s plastic smile is a fed-up brother with eyes that constantly scream unprintable word