A look at the TLC series….
Tania and Syngin were fighting. It was mid-June and sultry, with the afternoon temperature snaking toward 80 degrees. They hadn’t slept much the night before — blame work, blame sex — and now, in the front seats of a lumbering Chevy Suburban, having already missed a couple of turnoffs along a New York highway, they began to argue about the future. Did Syngin have a plan? Could Tania stop yelling?
“Are you just too young for me?” she seethed.
A third voice broke in, a man’s: “We should save this for when the GoPros are running. Otherwise we’re going to miss all the good stuff.”
America — American women between the ages of 25 and 54 in particular — will meet Tania and Syngin in November, when the seventh season of “90 Day Fiancé” begins. A flagship show for the TLC network and a social media miracle, the show and its endless spinoffs pull in water-cooler-worthy ratings. Lady Gaga and Mindy Kaling are fans. The “Vanderpump Rules” gang holds watch parties.
“90 Day Fiancé,” which premiered in 2014, follows couples as they navigate the K-1 visa process, in which an American citizen petitions for a foreign beneficiary to enter the United States. Once that beneficiary touches down, the couple has 90 days to marry. Otherwise, the foreign national must leave.