Out of The bachelor franchise on Netflix’s recent success dating shows like love is blind, the romantic subgenre of reality TV, has sometimes been viewed by its viewers as a guilty pleasure and the center of wine nights. These shows are fun, and often not because of the actual love affairs, but because it’s so damn entertaining to watch the contestants go through the process of meeting multiple people on TV with cameras. but Love in the USA spectrum is pleasant for a completely different reason.
love in the spectrum is a dating show, but not really in the traditional sense. Dating happens, but there is no impossible deadline to get married, a random paradise for single men and women to talk in, or explosive fights. As showrunner Cian O’Clery puts it, love in the spectrum is a documentary dating series. He and the other filmmakers behind the scenes coordinate themes, but that’s the way it is not the drama.
When CinemaBlend spoke to O’Clery about the latest series, the showrunner shared why love in the spectrum is different (and way cuter and healthier) than your average dating show. In his words:
love in the spectrum follows a handful of autistic people who want to make a real connection with another person. Some of them find that while others walk away from the experience with a new experience that adds to their path to partnership. You know, more like life works?
Cian O’Clery shared that he wants to do more with the Netflix series Raising awareness of the autism community and challenging stereotypes after Hollywood portrayed autistic people in some tropical ways. While he certainly understands the popularity of a show like love is blind (which actually was Step in the right direction for dating shows), he liked the idea of doing a series without that melodramatic element. O’Clery shared how it works:
love in the spectrum started as an Australian reality series with seasons coming out in 2019 and 2021 with a Netflix subscription. The latest season is the first to be set in the United States and features people from many walks of life bringing different ideas and experiences to dating. You can watch all six episodes of the popular Netflix series stream now and stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more exclusive interviews.