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Reality Shows About the Bailout and Plus-Sized Dating? Yup

Two stories about new reality shows are making the rounds today, and I'm not sure which one is making me cringe more. One is an interesting idea in concept but I imagine it'll be cringeworthy in execution, while the other is just a little odd for these times. The deets:

  • Over on Fox, we have More to Love, a dating show about "a single average guy with a big waist and an even bigger heart" seeking the full-figured lady of his dreams. On the one hand, the press release uses all the right words, like "inspirational" and "confident" and "embracing and loving yourself no matter your shape or size." On the other, it describes the leading man as a "husky hunk" and makes comments about what happens as the competition "narrows" (yuk, yuk). Fox's reality guru says this show will send all the right messages about finding love at any size, but from the network that brought us Temptation Island and Married by America, I'm just not so sure.
  • Then, on ABC, there's this show called Shark Tank, an adaptation of a UK show called Dragon's Den in which struggling entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a room full of multimillionaire tycoons in the hopes of getting a bailout. Described as focusing on "the drama of pitch meetings," the show is meant to resonate with viewers given the current economy ("People are looking to be entrepreneurs to get ahead, yet there's no way anybody can go into a bank right now and get a loan. For these entrepreneurs, these sharks are their last stop"). But do we want to watch rich people doling out money to people who aren't us right now? Once again, I'm not sold.

Am I being too harsh? Or do both of these shows sound like trainwrecks to you, too? Tell me in the comments!


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erinflower erinflower 8 years
Next stop MILF island.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've seen dragon's den from time to time, and it'll be interesting to see how the american version stacks up. as for the dating show i'm almost a bit put off by this..but then again, they make reality shows about almost anything.
rainbow-cadillac rainbow-cadillac 8 years
Dragon's Den is actually a half decent show. Some of the things people pitch on the show is truly innovative.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Uh, no thanks.
emalove emalove 8 years
I'm going to pass on both of these.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
Dragon's Den is done here in NZ and it's actually pretty good. I don't like the idea of focusing on the current economy though, I just like watching the people sweat when the dragons ask them questions about their businesses that they can't answer.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Just what I want to watch... :oy:
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