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One "raider" inspects the bedrooms of three contestants with all personal photographs or other identifying décor removed, then decides to go on a date with one of the contestants solely based on the state of their room.This MTV show died in 2006, but actually might work better in today's Instagram/Pinterest-obsessed world.To find a partner he can travel with, learn from, and share laughter with. It's also a story we don't witness with regularity on TV—the aging, sensitive widower in search of intimacy., the chic six-episode Netflix series that isn't concerned with arriving at a neat conclusion and is bereft of a clear thesis. The setup adheres to a fierce repetition: One eligible New Yorker (all episodes were filmed in NYC) goes on five dates. Still, the experience comes across as inanimate: It's a recycled episodic framework with two people sitting across from each other, drinking hot sake or toasting over martinis, chatting about their lives (one narrative detour comes in the second episode as an argument erupts between Barneys jewelry buyer Gurki and her date Justin over her previous marriage). The bedrock of these knotty endeavors of the heart is typically a twister of self-revelation, earned emotional refinement, or the acquisition of pleasure. Perhaps with a hint of irony, it translates as moderately innovative in how unremarkable it wants to be. "This isn't a quest to find necessarily the love of your life," cocreator Chris Culvenor said in an interview with . It begs interrogation: In its sometimes glossy artifice, is there anything left the genre can teach us about dating or the delicate architecture of human connection? The resulting "reality"—the moments of surprise bliss, the eruptions and paths to redemption—begins to feel choreographed, the producers playing the role of puppeteer, the events set in motion by a tried-and-true compound of elements (the scripted Lifetime drama poked at these predictable tensions with an air of dark curiosity).Only, it's the same bar or restaurant every time. Netflix's series does little of that—and it almost feels radical in its stasis. "This was really just an honest snapshot of what that experience is like. Even so, the animating soul of the genre is one of combustion.*Valid on bookings made up to and including 8th December 2019 Discover more By entering your details you will be indicating your consent for The NEC Group to send you e-mails about events which we think you may be interested in.
Or to say that they aren't worthy of salivating over (most are!
premieres next week, bringing with it a whole other world of reality TV dating.
The series takes four couples at a crucial time in their relationship, splits them up in two houses, and surrounds them with sexy single people to date over the course of the show.
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