But as soon as you separate performer from audience, introduce a camera crew and inform the participants that their actions will be televised, the subjects can no longer be themselves.
Or, rather, they are themselves – themselves As Seen on TV.
The tone and editing of this preview does not strike me as inspiring or completely truthful but demeaning.
Why do they show the Wookie gentleman staring in uncomfortable silence for four seconds after hearing he has something in common with the woman sitting across from him?
DIY and cooking shows runners-up for our affections.
While Michaels eventually cast aside the partiers in favor of "good girls" every season — including the season that inexplicably took place on a bus — it was still riveting to see what offense the proudly inebriated contestants on this VH1 would be kicked off for each week.Otherwise, the principals could just as easily have been set up through mutual friends or nosy relatives.offers no context or commentary, merely allowing each person a few moments of monologue out of earshot from their dates.Did you find it uncomfortable to watch folks that look like people you know, who have a tough time in social situations, being put on parade? I’m a geek, this is how most people still view us, and it’s an incredibly wasted opportunity.
Granted, this is just a two-minute preview, the rest of the show may show a wide range of geeks but I’m guessing they chose to focus on the ones people would gawk at rather than take actual interest in.
While the show's title was a bit of a misnomer (many of the gay guys were also taken), and many of the women based their guesses on offensive stereotypes, the show's bizarre premise still managed to make it one of the most addictive shows of its time.