Reality show dating in the dark
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?
It's only the hot new romantic television property created by Rachel and Griffin, two of Hollywood's most in-demand pitchmasters.Halfway through the double date, the contestants would switch partners.And by the end, they were asked who they'd like to date: partner 1, partner 2, or neither.An initial dark group meeting is followed by a series of one-on-ones initiated by participants, and soon the six are three pairs. "Dark" is an interesting idea with a refreshing lack of bombast and fakery that propels so many reality shows: The participants are clean-cut, pleasantly attractive regular folks (though one has a Jude Law aura).But the lack of visual input means things turn nonphysically intimate quickly -- after just one or two visits, both men and women are trading sentimental keepsakes. But sadly, without the catfights, the gaming of the process or copious alcohol, what "Dark" proves is that real life is kinda dull.long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre.
Touting premises like chaining love interests together and offering contestants the chance to date fake Prince Harry, many of these shows carried promise.
But most of them met the same swift TV demise, eventually.
We've taken a moment to reflect on 17 of the niche romantic reality TV series that captured our hearts and captivated our minds (likely, for all the wrong reasons). Five women stood by as a conveyor belt of hot guys passed them (no, I'm not kidding).
Even the episode's ending is somewhat anti-climactic (paging rejected guy: Give me a call; that gal was crazy).
That said, the show is best seen as an excellent infomercial for a new dating service.
Join them as they develop this show in this special episode of Rose Buddies!