WhatsApp Almost as soon as reality television started to take up significant real estate on the TV schedule in the late '90s, critics lambasted the genre as bottom-scraping television for the dumb or otherwise intellectually incurious. TV producers seemed not to take this so much as a criticism as they did a helpful programming note, and soon began market-testing just how much inanity the public was willing to tolerate who doesn't remember Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire, or the "celebreality" craze of the mid-'00s? The nation was transfixed by Jessica Simpson's confusion as to which food category canned tuna faoe to, and everything from dating programs to cooking dating around real or fake began reveling in gimmicky and voyeuristic formats.Email The premise of Netflix's new reality show Dating Around , streaming now, is simple. A single person goes on a series of blind dates, and by the end they choose one prospect to move forward with. If that sounds boring or reductive, stay with me—because this series is anything but. You have to make it past episode one, though, which features your standard 27-year-old bro having dinner and drinks with five different women.
By Pippa Raga Updated 4 months ago It's not like there's a shortage of amazing series to binge-watch on Netflix — from Latin dramas to Australian reality TV — but if you're single and ready to mingle, Dating Around might be the most relatable show to add to your post-Valentine's Day queue. The show follows a group of singles who have to go on five blind dates before deciding on a love interest they might want to see again.
The show is unscripted, reality television, with five very real blind dates. But that intimacy meant that it was still produced, both in real life and in the editing, which cut between different dates. So how did the show come together? Was it scripted in any way? Was there a third date for Lex and Cory?
By Kayla Blanton Feb 14 2019 If it's been a while since you've been on a first date, Dating Around will instantly bring back all those familiar jitters. And if you're preparing for one, you may find yourself watching through your fingers with anticipation and glee — the same feelings everyone experiences when testing the romantic waters with someone new. The Netflix reality series, releasing on Valentine's Day, is a more realistic and diversified take on the typical dating show, which might make you wonder how Dating Around works.