90 Day Fiancé: The Single Life recasts the original series “favorites” in their continued search for love.
Tri-Cities reality TV fans were treated to a local connection on a popular dating series this week.
90 Day Fiance: The Single Life, a sequel to the original 90 day fiancebegan its third season of sailing in search of true love.
The spin-off series recasts “favorites” from previous seasons who became single again when their relationship ended during or after the show.
The first episode on Monday night (September 12) featured a Port Coquitlam man named Tony, who was revealed as a mystery man to a veteran 90 days celebrity.
Her face was shown on a virtual date with Debbie Johnson, a Las Vegas woman who, according to SoapDirt.comwants to “get out of the friend zone before turning 70”.
Both are introduced by a friend of Johnson’s who lives in Canada; Tony is her owner in Port Coquitlam.
Fans of the reality show call Tony and Debbie a “perfect match” given her background on the show.
In reality, SoapDirt.com Writer Jessica Almeida explained that Tony is not Debbie’s “ideal man”, but he is described as caring and easy-going.
“She tends to choose men who are more ‘heavy’,” Almeida wrote.
“She also doesn’t like someone with tattoos. But Tony is covered in them. So she feels like the person you think you want to fall in love with isn’t always who you imagined.”
During the date, Tony asks Debbie if he should visit Las Vegas and if she would be a tour guide.
She takes a liking to the idea, calling it “fantastic” and an opportunity to get to know each other.
Almeida added that Debbie felt the relationship was moving quickly, but she was still “crazy about him”.
Debbie was a recurring character on the show due to the situation with her son, Colt, who was scrutinized by critics for having co-dependency issues that seeped into his own relationships.
90 Day Fiance: The Single Life broadcast on CCM every Monday at 5 p.m. PDT.