Reality dating programs
"This was really just an honest snapshot of what that experience is like. The show has elicited other critic reactions ranging from "the trash you need this Valentine's Day" at Mashable, to "the new Netflix reality show you'll love to hate" at The Guardian.
But the consensus seems to be that it's a worthwhile, addicting watch.
And at six, half-hour episodes, it's a breeze to binge.
Netflix has escalated its unscripted content recently with shows like "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," the "Queer Eye" reboot, "The Great British Baking Show," "Amazing Interiors," and cooking competition, "Nailed It!
The streaming giant dropped its first reality dating game show, "Dating Around," on Thursday, which also happens to be Valentine's Day. It can sort of change who you are." Bustle called it a "totally different format" than a traditional dating show.
The reality game show genre has become pervasive enough to be parodied by Spike TV with .The mission: Find one match worthy of a second date." Critics love the show's fresh take on the dating show formula.Vulture's Kathryn Van Arendonk wrote that the show takes a little while to hook you, but once it does, it's "deceptively appealing." READ MORE: Netflix and HBO are fighting over the original TV crown, but the number of hours Netflix is putting out is overwhelming "At that point, the addictive secret of Dating Around was clear: It recognizes how much romance-related reality television has left on the table — how many kinds of human experience are rarely highlighted on The Bachelor or Millionaire Matchmaker or 90 Day Fiancé or Married at First Sight or Are You the One — and it seizes what those other shows typically ignore," Van Arendonk wrote., which published a piece criticizing the series and especially Lance Loud.
However, this didn't stop it from achieving ratings in the 10 million range, proving that there was an audience for reality TV as early as The '70s.A new subset of this type has recently emerged in which the daily lives of celebrities are portrayed, many of them Famous For Being Famous.