Apparently USA allows foreign fiancees and fiances to come into USA to get married within 90 days or return to their home countries, under the K-1 visa. So TLC is following these four intended brides during their 90 day journey to get married in USA.
So far the guys have treated their lady loves really well, and seem like very nice guys, but the fact is that they probably did not have much chance in finding love with their own women. Going overseas to find love has enabled them to bat above their average, especially in terms of looks. The most obvious advantage that the guys have over the ladies is their American citizenship, followed by relative wealth (in Kirlyam's case).
Each relationship has its ups and downs, some more downs than others. Which makes for exciting tv. I look forward to each episode more than my handsome farmer boys at Farm Kings (I am still very upset not being able to find any episode of season 2. Trying to buy it, don't seem to be available either).
Kirlyam and Alan - Alan's a mormon, his religion is probably the only thing stopping him from bedding the incredibly beautiful Kirlyam. So far Mom and Dad like her too, but the recent episode shows an impeding problem. When Kirlyam went to the salon to do a wedding trial, Andria the hair stylist spots how good looking she is, and gives her a modeling agent's number. Kirlyam who's from a really small town in Brazil, is excited and wants to be the next Gisele, but naturally Alan is not excited. He was already pissed off when the Jack Sparrow outside the Grauman's Chinese Theatre (we saw him too when we were in LA for one scary night) stood a little too close to Kirlyam (she has a massive crush on Johnny Depp) in the photo. My assessment of their chances to succeed - 9/10 initially, now plunged to 6/10. If she can earn $ from being a model, she won't need Alan anymore. His insecurity is very annoying.
Russ and Paola - Hot mama is facing cultural conflicts with Russ' conservative family, e.g. her sexy nightwear could set heart rates racing, and she is kind of high maintenance. Russ' dad is probably relieved the mommy boy finally moved out. She is using sex to ensnare him *approve*. My assessment of their chances to succeed - 8/10 (probably she will bleed his wallet dry, or eventually they will fight over $)
Aziza and Mike - I strongly suspect that this lady is not interested in the guy. She has some weird peeve about eating in public, therefore pissing off his Mother when she put in a lot of effort to make dinner especially to welcome Aziza. She also rejected Mike's wedding suggestions, and refused to have sex (before marriage) and children with him. Then later she had sex with him after she witnessed him talking to women outside a pub. Everyone in Mike's life is warning him that there is something wrong about the girl, esp since her interest in him only spiked when her employment visa to USA was rejected. My assessment of their chances to succeed - 3/10 (she's going to run!)
Louis and Aya - Louis hasn't grown up, and he has two wild boys. And a forbidding scary ex to boot. I don't envy Aya. Good luck. My assessment of their chances to succeed - 6/10 (her background will probably condition her to put up with a lot when she is married to him)