'Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition' Preview: Electric shocks and painful questions help couples build trust
On 'Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition', host Dr Ish and Judge Lynn Toler dole out relationship advice in a very unique manner. Instead of preaching endlessly about the key to a healthy and happy relationship, the hosts engage the couples in hands-on drills based on various important factors that are important in a relationship.
While participating in these drills, the couples themselves identify the problems in their relationship and then begin trying to work on the issues. The earlier episodes saw the couples working on issues like jealousy, honesty, etc. The upcoming episode will feature the couples working on trust issues. All the five couples who came on the show have some form of trust issue in their relationship and we see them all making an ugly appearance on the show.
The drill seems to involve the partners asking each other some rather uncomfortable questions, for instance in the clip we see Shanda being asked how many women Willie had an affair with. Although we are not shown the response to the question, we are curious to hear what the former 'Love & Hip Hop' star has to say about it. In the next scene we see an emotional Willie telling Shanda that he doesn't want to hurt her or cause her any pain. This couple is definitely making some progress and learning some important lessons on the show. We are excited to see their relationship heal and get better.
While Willie and Shanda are making positive progress in the trust issues drill, the other couples don't seem to be having as much luck. We see Tahiry Jose and Vado having some intense argument. As part of the drill, the partners are given an electric device that gives mild shock to each other when pressed. So, the couples can press the device whenever they want. We see Vado constantly giving Tahiry electric shocks. She can be seen snapping at Vado for cheating on her and for being broke.
Meanwhile, Dr Ish chides Phaedra Parks and her boyfriend Medina Islam for prioritizing Phaedra's physical comfort over their relationship. Phaedra tells Medina that she was experiencing anxiety at the thought of being in physical pain, so Medina refrains from giving any shock to his girlfriend and Dr Ish doesn't seem pleased about it. We can't wait to see how Kurupt and Toni, and Hazel E and De'Von performed in the drill.
'Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition' airs every Thursday at 9/8 c only on WeTV.