Prioritizing personality over looks, covered the faces of the 20 bachelors one lucky woman was to choose from.
The masks helped ensure that the bachelorette would make her decision based on internal beauty instead of relying on external attraction, but viewers never got to see who she picked because the show was cancelled after five episodes. Who knew she ventured into the world of romantic reality TV?
A word-of-mouth success, the show gradually became one of the Channel 4 network’s flagship hits; 69 episodes, including several celebrity specials, have aired since.
Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Canada have all been running their own versions since 2016.
In a rarity for an American adaptation of a British reality show (see FOX’s bombastic treatment of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares), NBC has not only retained the original’s low-key charm, but improved on it.
Sadly, he chose Vikki (for some distinguishing factor between the two women that we honestly couldn’t tell you) and left Rikki heart broken. A 30-year old man (Australian tennis star and all-around hottie Mark Philippoussis) dated women divided into two age groups: the “kittens,” or the women in their 20s, and the “cougars,” the women in their late 30s to late 40s. Twenty strangers live in a house together knowing that their “perfect match” is there too. There’s no way people would watch this for four seasons? Two strangers go on a date as cameras follow their every move. If you’re wondering why this sounds so familiar, it’s because it’s now called TINDER. But the most important thing to remember about this show is that it was hosted by MONICA LEWINSKY.
But really, the fifth wheel was pretty much a flat tire. Just from that title wordplay alone, you knew this was a brilliant, sloppy disasterpiece. And in PERFECT Reality TV form, they both ended up picking the same dude. Of all the bad dating shows, this one actually has a pretty clever premise. , or as it’s known now “the story of our lives thanks to a little thing called internet dating” was probably the most straightforward dating show concept on this list. Oh, and if that weren’t enough, consider this: neither James nor any of the gay contestants even knew this twist was going down. Apparently, gay sexuality is SO FUN to make fun of. ” And your mind would be blown EACH TIME, no matter what the outcome. On this little gem, five women check out thirty men who literally pass them by on a gigantic conveyor belt. The problem was that FOX basically advertised it as a modern day freak show. cast-members in a room to look for the man of their dreams out of thirteen eligible bachelors? And do you remember how like, one of the girls would be named HBIC each week and that girl would then pick the dates of the other girls? Unfortunately, Oxygen hasn’t aired a season in the past two years. Which is why we tune in, week after week, to see how it all goes down. ), this show revolved around one woman choosing a husband from 20 suitors. They all wore masks the entire time, so she would judge them based on their personality alone.
That’s why NBC’s First Dates appears to have wandered in from a bygone age. is actually playing catch-up when it comes to the First Dates concept.