People who watched the series considered it cruel, offensive, and worst of all, boring.
Would the marrying man in question decide that “good things come in small packages,” as Fox’s groan-worthy promotional materials wondered, or that opposites attract? Mina Winkler in the final episode, but low ratings and inevitable controversy ensured that this show wouldn’t be back shortly.
The glorious, Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox Network (let us never forget this fact), has now given us a dating show — or, to be more specific, a show with marriage as its stated goal — for is about the triumph of love?
Basically this real life show is like watching 5 Dinah Lohan' s ruin their kids lives while trying to appear trendy and famous. The concept of the show was based on four unmarried couples with relationship problems who were thrust onto an island to test their supposed monogamy.
"First Dates" is executive produced by Ellen De Generes and Jeff Kleeman for A Very Good Production, Pam Healey and John Hesling for Shed Media, and Tim Carter for Twenty Twenty.
Anthony Dominici also serves as executive producer.
Predictable sizeist puns aside, the premise of this reality show was similar to that of most other dating shows, but with one twist: the eligible bachelor, salesman Glen Foster, was only 4 ft. The show initially included a group of women of equal size, but then Fox shook up the game by adding 12 “average” size contestants to the mix.
The reality show genre, which up until now has been merely obnoxious and crude, has now passed into a world where even UPN fears to tread.