Dating game reviews
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This is what Netflix’s refreshing and distressing new show Dating Around nails—both in what it portrays, and in the viewing experience.An elegantly shot entry in a mayhem-filled TV tradition, it might lead watchers of a certain age to yelp “Next! Yet it also extends a headier pop-culture fascination: the suspicion that we live in a simulation.
While it was fun watching the characters have their own tech start up journey (and see how it did, and did not, mirror those stories of the founders of Facebook, Google, Apple, etc.) there was quite a bit of predictability in the plot, especially in regards to the moral dilemma some of the characters faced with the app.
If Dating Around has an eerie tinge of Black Mirror or or Russian Doll, so too does modern dating.
In each episode, the co-creators Paul Franklin and Chris Culvenor simply point cameras at one New Yorker on a series of blind dates. The “main character” lives through what looks like the same date—same pseudo-chic restaurant, wearing the same smart outfit—with each suitor, whom the show cuts together in a seamless, albeit head-spinning, collage.
Sara is a driven type-A control freak who lives by her color coordinated Post-it notes.
Braden is a player who wants out from under his billionaire father's thumb.
Now it’s apps like Tinder that have gamified romance.
But rather than contend in a cheesy quiz show or an overproduced melodrama, singles chase dopamine as they would in addictive video games.For the aughts, reality TV made sport of anxiety-producing cultural pressures—courtship is not only battling for the best mate, but also battling to live the great Stepford dream!—via dental hygienists in swimsuits and ex–football players named Colton.Each generation finds an era-appropriate kind of competitive romance.The game shows of 20th-century networks presented the hunt for love as communal, lighthearted, and blessedly straightforward.There was also a large romantic element that was unsurprising (they did invent a dating app, after all) but I think we’re also all pretty tired of love triangles in the book community.