Reality dating show cupid
The show's real host, MTV presenter Brian Mc Fayden, is relegated to something of a bit part.It is amusing for a while - but pales in comparison with the early stages of the American Idol auditions.Who knows whether primetime audiences used to a diet of histrionic, contrived dating shows can adapt to something so relaxed and restrained.Replace a group of hapless wannabes with an odd-ball collection of men who are desperate for love - or a million dollars - and American Idol becomes Cupid.The show has a few cringingly funny moments as the guys try all manner of tricks to impress Lisa - and her ruthless friends.Some men burst into song, others read poetry or flex their over-pumped muscles.
Who wants to marry a woman that picks her future husband by touring America and makes her choices live on American television, plus needs to put one million dollars down. Sure, maybe some of the guys look a little geeky and should perhaps dress and behave a little more gentlemanly, but nobody's perfect. I decided early on that she was using this as a step into fame - but one thing that she lacks: talent and looks.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.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.Billed by CBS as a "twisted new idea" the show aims to find a husband for Lisa Shannon, a 25-year-old advertising copywriter.Unlucky in love, Lisa hopes to solve her dating problems with the help of her two best friends, Kimberly and Laura, and the votes of the American public.