New blind dating show
He was so close to the late Scouser he delivered the eulogy at her funeral.
The legendary British presenter Cilla passed away in August 2015, having suffered a stroke following a fall in her Spanish villa.
NBC’s new reality show The people are picked due to their similar interests — a surprising concept in today’s “photo first, ask questions later” age.
The participants don’t adhere to one identifying factor — the individuals are young, old, black, white, virginal and, well, not virginal, and future episodes tease gay and lesbian dates as well.
This allows the viewer to be legally voyeuristic, seeing the couples as they see each other for the first time.
What struck me immediately is how you find yourself rooting for certain people, and instantly turned off by others.
Blind Date returned earlier this year with Paul O' Grady at the helm after a 13-year hiatus.Unlike most of the TV programs we're to believe are reality-based, "First Dates" is genuinely one of those shows!Brought to life by the great Ellen De Generes, this show pairs up couples who have never met before, having their blind date at a restaurant in front of the cameras.(The show itself is not shot in virtual reality.) As you may have guessed from the title, each episode sets up a blind date between two strangers who are wearing HTC Vive headsets, then... If, as many people have suggested, VR is a bit like drugs, then inaugural couple is Shelby, a hedge fund office administrator looking for “someone who can make me laugh.” The second is John, a soccer coach who wants “someone to capitalize on my own happiness, and vice versa, whatever that looks like.” Sorry, I don’t really know what that looks like, either.
The producers scan both of their bodies to create photorealistic 3D avatars, including molded faces plastered with rictus grins.
The new couples then pick a destination for their all-expenses-paid holiday date from an envelope, with locations ranging from Bognor Regis to the Maldives.