REVIEW: X DATE NIGHT
GRAB a drink, fluff your pillows and prepare to watch 11 singles put their love life in the hands of their friends in the new television program, Date Night.
Described as the ‘future of dating’ the program gives 11 Aussie singles and their friends a chance to swipe through dating profiles and find a match, all while sitting comfortably on the couch. It makes dating look easy. The program could be described as a Tinder/Gogglebox hybrid, with the ‘Daters’ judg- ing their potential matches and being equally judged by others.
This system is totally superficial with the initial meeting of your future date founded on a few well-chosen pictures and a potentially misleading autobiography.
But if you’re in the mood to watch yet another program about finding love on live television, this is the show for you.
Similar to the concepts of The Bachelor, Married at First Sight and Farmer Wants a Wife, these contestants dive head first into finding ‘the one’ while the whole of Australia rides along with the ups and downs and scripted drama of the show.
You have to wonder why some individuals can’t possibly find love in the most conventional way – meeting someone.
This ‘new’ program is just another slightly ridiculous form of entertainment that audiences seem to eat up.
Unfortunately, it’s late to the party and I found myself becoming bored of the pre- dictability after the first five minutes.
I’ll quietly admit that I was yearning for the drama and hilarity of The Bachelor for the full 25 minutes.
FIND LOVE: Lyndall (left) and her wingwoman Amanda are one of 11 groups in the new TV series, Date Night.