Why Alexis Thinks Viewers May Relate To Netflix's The Ultimatum - Exclusive

Reality TV fans have an exciting new binge-worthy series to indulge in. Netflix's "The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On" is packed with drama, feuds, and heartfelt moments. The new dating series is hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey of "Love Is Blind," but they're taking couples on an entirely different journey for this series.


"The Ultimatum" brings together six couples who have reached a crossroads in their relationship. While one partner wants to get engaged, the other isn't quite ready to take that plunge. On the show, they try to reach a final decision to commit or end the relationship for good. But during the decision-making process, each individual picks a new partner from the other couples in the series. That way, they can find some clarity and see if they could be happier in a different relationship.

The premise may sound wild, but one of the participants, Alexis Maloney, believes there are universal elements to the show. During an exclusive interview with The List, Maloney shared why she chose to go on "The Ultimatum" and how the series may connect with viewers.


Alexis knew why she wanted to go on The Ultimatum

Before making the decision to go on "The Ultimatum," Alexis Maloney and her boyfriend, Hunter Parr, had reached an impasse in their relationship. Maloney explained the dilemma, saying, "A big thing for me was getting engaged before we moved in together. We were at a crossroads there because he wanted to move in before we got engaged to test it out, see how it goes." Maloney didn't want to compromise her "traditional views" for her relationship. "It was really important that I stuck to that and didn't change the way that I grew up and felt because the person I love isn't on the same timeline or schedule as me," Maloney said.


So rather than changing her mind about moving in, Maloney gave Parr an ultimatum that they either get engaged or part ways. Maloney knew there was some risk of their relationship ending, especially in choosing to go on the show, but she also hoped it could result in the future she envisioned. "Putting our relationship on the line and going through this experience, I knew that there could be a possibility that maybe it would end, but I did have a lot of confidence in our relationship," Maloney said.

Alexis thinks viewers will relate to her journey

Although not every couple will go through the same situation that they did, Alexis Maloney believes the decision that she and Hunter Parr faced will be relatable to many people watching the show. Every partnership is different, but "The Ultimatum" focuses on a common experience of couples struggling to get on the same timeline. "I think when you're in a relationship, there's a turning point or a pivotal moment in every relationship, and people can relate," Maloney said.


Maloney and Parr struggled over whether they should move in together or get engaged first. While the specifics may differ widely in other partnerships, she believes that some version of that disagreement happens for everyone. "Some people are ready to get engaged, some people are ready to have kids, whatever it might be. There's going to be this disagreement," Maloney said. Netflix's "The Ultimatum" demonstrates how those disagreements vary from one relationship to another, but the general experience of reaching a deciding point is common across all six couples on the series.

Episodes 1-8 of "The Ultimatum" are now available on Netflix, with the finale and the reunion dropping April 13.