There is nothing more annoying in this world than dating shows. This has nothing to do with being single, nor does it have anything to do with being less desirable but this corner of detestable television is particularly grating. And what’s worse is that they have been going on for a long time, parading a bunch of singletons on television because they couldn’t find a way to meet a lover without the glaring lens and studio lights staring down at them.
With Black’s scouse accent and some naughty innuendo questions, this was indeed probably the best dating show of all time, fun for family and was perhaps the most successful.
But I am not talking about the heyday, I am talking about dating shows now and for the love of god, haven’t they gone down hill? There is the annoying yet strangely popular Take Me Out that sees a prat of a man parade himself in front of twenty single women and they have to automatically judge him, in front of him, by keeping their light on. And then he, based solely on looks, has to pick a woman he is most interested in and they go courting. It all seems a bit, well, bollocks.
And there has been some shockers; The Love Gun, Baggage Claim (where contestants air our their dirty laundry and people have to decide whether they want to carry it or boot them off,) Dating in the Dark, a singing dating show I can’t remember the name of and lots more. These modern dating shows that twist the already ludicrous and weak concept over some even more ridiculous concepts. And let’s not get started on stateside monstrosities such as Flava of Love and The Bachelor which sees women fight over one person albeit famous or rich.
No. Just stop. While documentaries into the human dating scene can pass as fine, this convoluted and strained format is now boring and bland. With the lack of entertainment factor, this shows need to find someone new because there is no love here anymore.