Dream House or Dream Wedding?

A wedding planner and real estate agent vie for the hearts – and wallets – of engaged couples in Marriage or Mortgage, a 10-episode reality series debuting today (March 10) on Netflix.

And if nuptials and homemaking aren’t your thing, Netflix also premieres Dealer, a 10-episode French found-footage thriller about making a rap video in gangland; and an eight-part docuseries Last Chance U: Basketball, which follows the fortunes of a community college team.

Marriage or Mortgage

Based on the notion that getting married should cost a small fortune, wedding planner Sarah Miller and real estate agent Nichole Holmes compete for the budgets of 10 Nashville-based couples.

Like angels sitting on opposite shoulders, the two pitch the couples competing messages: “go ahead, spend the money on your dream wedding” versus “why not use the funds for a practical life-time investment, like a dream house?”

Who has the better sales strategy? Which philosophy will prevail? The practicality of finding a middle ground would probably make for bad television.

Dealer

Music video director Franck (Sébastien Houbani) tries to film Tony (Abdramane Diakite), a drug-gang leader in the South of France who is trying to break into rap music. In the process, Franck finds himself in the middle of a gang war.

The series is in French with English subtitles.

Last Chance U: Basketball

This docuseries focuses on the East Los Angeles College Huskies, a team consisting of former division one (the highest level sanctioned by the NCAA) recruits and powerhouse athletes. In pursuing an unprecedented California state basketball championship, the players must “battle adversity, inner demons, and emotions on and off the court.”

(Top image: ‘Marriage or Mortgage.’ Source: YouTube video)

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