The show, presented by Caroline Flack, throws a bunch of good looking singletons together in a huge Spanish mansion for six weeks in the hope that they’ll find love.
It's been the talking point of the summer as it caused never-ending drama, on/off relationships, humiliating betrayals and some seriously X-rated sex scenes – so pretty much everything we love to hate on TV.
Viewers who had kept their Tuesday evenings free in anticipation were left sorely disappointed after failed to air despite promos from the night before promising a fresh episode.“Your scheduling is confusing!
” viewers complained on the show’s Facebook page.“They advertised it yesterday for tonight … I was so looking forward to the next episode thinking it was tonight and even changed my plans to watch it,” another viewer posted on Facebook.
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Indeed, instead of offering a few pithy quips, contestants are now expected to claw each other’s eyes out, serve up a never-ending stream of tear-jerking back stories and essentially act like the world’s worst human beings, all in the name of extra screen time.
That’s why NBC’s First Dates appears to have wandered in from a bygone age. is actually playing catch-up when it comes to the First Dates concept.
Movie romances have simply not been enough and instead, we've been watching real people try (sometimes, too hard) to find love in what many would call a hopeless place - national television.
But alas, it has worked for some, while proving to be a complete train wreck for others.