But Seven has managed to ramp up both with its second season of Bride and Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings, which is back on October 29.
Dealing with a group of Aussie couples who are struggling to get their parents to approve of their relationships, this show created a substantial stir last season when gay couple Grant and Chris confronted some memorably intransigent religious parents.
This season, things have been ramped up to 10 and the results make compulsive viewing, with some truly tortured relationships dragged out of the dirty laundry basket for all to see.
If you think your in-laws are difficult, wait until you meet disgruntled mum Fatima, who says of her son Seyit’s fiancée, Jess: 'I don't want my son dating a whore like that.'
Making matters worse, she accuses the sobbing bride-to-be of being ‘dirty’ and ‘smelling like cats’. Now that’s a really low blow.
With this much anger and distress on display, it’s hard to imagine how this family feud could possibly be resolved.
But resolution is on the agenda – this time the producers want the warring parties to meet at a country retreat to work through their issues once and for all.
Also seeking help at the fight farm are engaged couple Hank and his "controlling vegetarian feminist" love Lily, who are up against two very old school parents, and lesbian couple Ange and Dylan – who get the "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" speech from Ange's dad.
There are plenty of tears and awkward moments as the parties face off. But will there be any happily ever afters? I’ll definitely be sticking around to find out as this is great TV.