The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
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What you're missing: Imagine you're a witch and your coven is awaiting delivery of a sacrificial goat, only instead of a goat it's a cocky young man, and instead of ritualistic chanting there is lightly saucy badinage.
You decide whether you fancy the man based on his skills - doing the funky worm, flexing his muscles, taking his shirt off - while he decides whether he fancies you based on your ability to keep upright on your skyscraper heels under the weight of hairspray and false eyelashes.
But really, the fifth wheel was pretty much a flat tire. Just from that title wordplay alone, you knew this was a brilliant, sloppy disasterpiece. And in PERFECT Reality TV form, they both ended up picking the same dude. Of all the bad dating shows, this one actually has a pretty clever premise. , or as it’s known now “the story of our lives thanks to a little thing called internet dating” was probably the most straightforward dating show concept on this list. Oh, and if that weren’t enough, consider this: neither James nor any of the gay contestants even knew this twist was going down. Apparently, gay sexuality is SO FUN to make fun of. ” And your mind would be blown EACH TIME, no matter what the outcome. On this little gem, five women check out thirty men who literally pass them by on a gigantic conveyor belt. The problem was that FOX basically advertised it as a modern day freak show. cast-members in a room to look for the man of their dreams out of thirteen eligible bachelors? And do you remember how like, one of the girls would be named HBIC each week and that girl would then pick the dates of the other girls? Unfortunately, Oxygen hasn’t aired a season in the past two years. Which is why we tune in, week after week, to see how it all goes down. ), this show revolved around one woman choosing a husband from 20 suitors. They all wore masks the entire time, so she would judge them based on their personality alone.Once you've hunted down your prey, you put on your best late 90s/early 00s date-wear: a shiny suit with flipflops and hairgel if you're male; a calf-length A-line denim skirt and halter top if you're female. The date is so boozy, you temporarily forget that choosing someone on looks alone doesn't mean you'll hit it off. Blind date ITV 1985-2003 What you're missing: All you want in life' is to hear Our Graham announce your name as you walk on set.Chances of getting laid: high, but you'll be too drunk to remember it the next day. If you have to choose one of three strangers only by asking them banal questions to which they respond in tortuous wordplay, so be it. You arrange your face into an expression which you hope won't betray either disappointment or arousal when a backstage minion cranks away the screen to reveal..wild card wearing a tam o'shanter and lederhosen. Should have gone for the boring option rather than being swayed by the whoops of the audience. And it would have been more of a big deal if Bravo had actually cast the show with all gay men.The only thing it really had going for it was that as the day progressed, the dates got sexier and sexier. True story: Flav is THE BEST lead on any reality dating show there’s EVER been. But he was funny and charming and completely in on the joke. We’re not surprised that a show where a female contestant goes on a group date with three men and then has to decide which one of them is in a relationship with a woman, which one of them is in a relationship with a man, and which one of them is straight and available to her, would air on Lifetime. That one guy who is now engaged to Jennifer Hudson? We only got two seasons of (see below) this show revolved around 25 women who thought they were dating Prince Harry. The kid dates those people, and then has to decide whether to keep their current relationship, stay single, or choose one of the new options. If a gay guy is picked, he gets all of the money and the woman receives nothing. And then at the end, each woman would decide which man they chose as a “stud” they wanted to go out with again. This is also known as the last time 15 DIFFERENT women put in a lot of effort in order to date a man who was 5’3 and said things like “Will you be my bambina? Sadly, it wasn’t the million people thought he had. Helen Zaltzman is a radio presenter, writer and comedian.She co-hosts the award-winning comedy podcast Answer Me This. As a twist for leading gay bachelor James Getzlaff. That has to cross some kind of invisible dating show line, right? The fact that no one was murdered in the making of this show is a small miracle. You’d be channel surfing, looking for something — anything — to watch. She was like a dumber Paris Hilton, and her search for a sugar daddy over the three episodes of the series we saw were really enjoyable. So, five couples agree to become engaged to someone they’ve never met and then each week, marriage counselors vote off another couple. You know, in the way it’s fun to watch any trainwreck. Instead, they threw in a bunch of heterosexual men in there too. One contestant was physically chained to four suitors for DAYS and had to choose a winner at the end of it all.If you're the chosen one, Paddy Mc Guinness will send you off on a date to the mythical isle of Fernando's, so you'd better be ready to put on a bikini and drink giant cocktails.If you're not chosen, you await the arrival of the next goat. Parental control MTV 2005-2010 What you're missing: You're strolling around town when you're accosted by Davina Mc Call and a camera crew.