i've been watching a lot of stupid dating shows recently. it's a good way of letting your brain take some time off, since you won't be needing it much whilst watching. my brain goes on holidays to a sunny beach when i watch these shows. i highly recommend it if you come home with too much in your mind and you need a break.
take me out: this one is originally an australian show, but the aussie version is a bit boring, which is weird because i think aussies are so much fun. anyways, i've watched a lot of episodes of the irish one. there is one guy, 30 girls who have a light each and the guy is trying to impress the girls. the girls who are turned off by the guy as he speaks (or sings, which is almost never a good idea in this show) turn their light off. in the end, the guy picks one of the remaining girls and takes her out on a date - if there are any girls left, that is. here are my impressions about the irish one:
- a lot of girls reject a guy just because he is from cork. one girl even said "i don't want to go 'sorry??' every two seconds", whereas even i could understand him.
- some girls reject a guy because he is from the same town, saying they need a break from that circle (what?!) and some girls reject a guy because they are from different cities, saying they can't be bothered with the distance.
- when a fit girl is picked to go on a date with the contestant, she must be replaced with a very fat one in the next episode.
- when asked what they want in a man, some girls answer "just a pulse".
- guys define trashy looking girls who wear waaay too much make up as "gorgeous".
- sometimes a girl turns off her light because she has already dated the guy before entering the show or she is friends with someone who has (seriously, is ireland THAT small?!)
- if he is into sports, a lot of girls turn their lights off saying they don't like sports and that he wouldn't have time for her if he did a lot of sports. (huh?!?)
- i really like the host, ray foley.
dating in the dark: this one was created in netherlands. i have watched some episodes of the us, uk and australia versions. there are guys and girls staying in different parts of a house and they have dates in a light tight room. in the end they have to decide who they want to see in the light and if they like what they see, they go to the balcony and hope that the other one shows up. then they either meet the other one in the balcony and leave the house together or watch the other one leave OR (even better) watch the other one leave with another contestant.
- the contestants in "take me out" are more light hearted than those in dating in the dark. they just wanna go on a date and have fun, whereas the dating in the dark people always say that they are there to find true love. some guys even say "i want to meet the mother of my children...in the dark".
- some contestants are very good looking and they say they want to do this, because they are tired of being judged based on their good looks only. (pshhh give me a break)
- i find it very entertaining when they get along very well and make out in the dark and then see each other and go "WHAT HAVE I DONE?!". some girls say very big things, like "omg i'm like totally in love, this is the real deal" but they change their minds when they see the person.
- another thing that i find entertaining is when they come back from the date and the guy says "yeah it went pretty well, we hit it off, i think she enjoyed it too, i wanna date her again" and the girl says "WHAT.WAS.THAT?"
- what i have learnt from this experiment: love may be seeing impaired but it definitely isn't blind. just kidding, i knew this all along.
the bachelor: it's fake. that's all you should know. here is an awesome parody from "thank god you're here", which is an awesome improvisation show from australia.