Best dating shows ever

Long before there were captivating dating shows like Are You The One? If you are not familiar with the brilliant program, allow me to break it down: As you might’ve gleaned from the name of the Roger Lodge-hosted show, people go on blind dates. Why am I typing words about this now-defunct reality show today? I've chosen a few that are truly worth a revisit (or a first visit)/worth carving out a chunk of your day for: This is, as Roger Lodge warns before the footage begins, a Date from Hell. I am as obsessed by these clips as Mark is obsessed by reptiles.The format is simple: Two strangers are set up and sent off on a blind date. Producers add captions, thought bubbles, and animated jokes to the final cut. One highlight: After propositioning Christine, Steven calls his date "pretty dumb."As terrific as videos these videos are, they're just the tip of the iceberg. The actual show plays a bit like a miracle-of-birth version of “The Blair Witch Project”—and when a show’s suspense is generated from viewers wondering if a mother and her newborn are going to die, you’ve got to wonder how this ever got a green light.—James Hibberd The concept: Catch suspected relationship cheaters in the act. Lowlight: Host Joey Greco getting stabbed during a confrontation.

For some unknown reason, Blind Date crossed my mind today. This should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me and my love of falling down a You Tube rabbit hole, but this morning, I spent a preposterous amount of time watching clips of old episodes of Blind Date.House of Carters was essentially a West Coast Jersey Shore with characters far less intriguing than Snooki, The Situation and Pauly D—which is probably why it only lasted eight episodes.—Taylor Weatherby " class="lazy Owl owl-lazy" data-action="gallery-slide-image"There are two words to describe the Carter family: hot mess.The show’s only interesting contribution to society was the phrase “smashed the homie,” used by Ray J after one of the contestants allegedly slept with his close friend.—Keisha Hatchett To anyone interested in a) British royalty, b) trashy TV, and c) schadenfreude, this latter-day “ Joe Millionaire”-clone sounded like a slam-dunk.

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