”–sized glasses of chilled pinot grigio, a group-friendly entree that’s been simmered in a Crock-Pot all day, carefully filled-out brackets with the statistical knowledge typically reserved for a March Madness office pool … Nobody equates watching network television’s most popular dating show to, say, clubbing a seal.
But a passport to Nation requires a Faustian bargain: enjoy the drama, romance, ugly cries, and square jawlines — but accept the show’s questionable racial and sexual politics.
I'm a guy, and I'm totally hetero, but I LOVE Chris Hardwick. Its the first thing I've ever seen him in, but I want to check out more of his work.
I'm sure somebody else could write funny things for a different host, but no delivery could ever reach his level.
It’s always helpful to ask friends and family to set you up, but never underestimate the value of the old-fashioned practice of matchmaking.
The difference is that Shipmates takes place over 3 days.
It is my contention that NO 2 complete strangers can spend every minute of 3 days together and come out the other side with anything but disdain for each other. The couples almost never get along, which leads to endless hilarity.
These dating reality TV shows all have an angle and revolve around extreme premises that sometimes feel like you’re watching a bizarre sociological experiment gone awry.
It’s all about ratings and entertainment, so it’s no surprise that scandals emerge from this type of programming.
Add to that the wit of Chris Hardwick, and you get a show that, intentionally or not, has my friends and I in hysterics every night.