Indeed, instead of offering a few pithy quips, contestants are now expected to claw each other’s eyes out, serve up a never-ending stream of tear-jerking back stories and essentially act like the world’s worst human beings, all in the name of extra screen time.
That’s why NBC’s First Dates appears to have wandered in from a bygone age. is actually playing catch-up when it comes to the First Dates concept.
In a rarity for an American adaptation of a British reality show (see FOX’s bombastic treatment of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares), NBC has not only retained the original’s low-key charm, but improved on it.
We all know The Game from his hit VH1 series Marrying The Game as an amazing father as well as family man, that goes without saying..what we don't know is if there is a woman out..."/1 GAME. In the past we've seen him give being a family man his all, but sometimes in life and love other cards come into play.One contestant on the show was a young Tom Selleck but out of two appearances he was never chosen (I bet those bachelorettes were kicking themselves later!) Once a person was selected by the questioner then they would go out on a date, all expenses paid by the show.They were then sent on a cheap romantic getaway, all within the space of a single half-hour episode.But ever since ABC created the monster that is The Bachelor at the turn of the century, the quest to find true love on TV has become a season-long process more arduous than a presidential campaign. , just about every romantic reality show to air in the past decade has been built on this model.