July 20, 2009 by admncc
I don’t go out of my way to watch TV commercials. In fact, most of our TV time is done with the help of TiVo anyway, so that’s not a huge concern. But when the TiVo is caught up and I don’t have anything to fast-forward through, I sometimes find joy in critiquing retail products and TV shows that I see commercials for.
When I get on a roll, the normal comment that comes out of my mouth is, “Are you freaking kidding me?” Anyway, “Dating in the Dark” was the recipient of some scrutiny from The Constant Complainer last night.
ABC calls it “the most revealing dating experiment you’ll ever see.” I call it “the dumbest show ever conceived.” Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy some reality TV. But putting people in a dark room together (a true blind date) to avoid them worrying about “looks” is just plain stupid.
I think there are a lot of factors that go into a successful date (especially a blind date) and to handicap one of those will not lead to success in the end. I think a TV producer is going to get fired over this one…