March 5, 2004
@ 02:18 AM

I became addicted to reality TV after I watched a 2 hour block on Fox that ran between 10 PM  & Midnight consisting of Elimidate, 5th Wheel, Blind Date and Change of Heart. My experience mirrors that of Justin Berton who wrote in his article Embracing the Idiot Box

So far, in my month long experiment with the set, all the shows I expected to be good are bad, and all the bad ones are really good. In this peculiar calculus, nothing is worse than the reality dating show genre. And lowest of the low is Elimidate, which, of course, makes it the best thing on TV.

There's no irony here. A dude goes on a date with four women. They drink lots of booze. As the date goes on, the dude eliminates one girl per round.

I'm now a reality dating show junkie although the stuff on prime time (e.g. the Batchelor and Joe Millionairre) are a bit to sophisticated for my tastes.


Friday, March 5, 2004 3:20:46 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Give "The Apprentice" a shot. Now that is fine television.
Friday, March 5, 2004 3:28:18 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
One of the most depressing things I've ever been told by another person is that Blind Date is apparently completely faked. Roger Lodge is a phony! That turned me off of reality dating shows for a good 18 months; I only was able to bring myself to watch them again a few nights ago. What a world.
Friday, March 5, 2004 4:13:11 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)

Blind Date is my favorite, I love the "Pop-Up Video-esque wisecracks".

Apparently, they have "uncensored" and "outtakes" of these shows available on pay-per-view.

Ick, I feel slimy just writing this!
Ricky Dhatt
Friday, March 5, 2004 6:48:39 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
When I was laid off, I watched almost every blind date episode. Even though Roger Lodge is a dork, the show was mildly amusing...
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