Ellen De Generes is the executive producer and Drew Barrymore narrates.
showing many people on blind dates—i.e., they haven't met each other before.
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 5W person could either be male or female and would compete with the now-trio of the 3/2 gender split for the affections of the remaining 2 men/women.First Dates is an American reality television show based on the British version of the show of the same name.It first aired on the NBC network on April 7, 2017.The program also produced a series of "uncensored" specials.A few were released on home video but most were available only via pay-per-view television.(I’m guessing this is why they’re using the Vive instead of Facebook’s own Oculus Rift, since one set of Vive trackers can serve multiple headsets.) The ostensible entertainment is watching people flail around with rubbery limbs, joking about how weird they look in VR.Sometimes the avatars turn into dinosaurs or get whisked to a lunar landscape, and you can watch them joke about how weird is in VR.The cameras followed their every move, while commentary in the form of subtitles, animations, and "thought bubbles" was added by the show's producers. The dates were often unsuccessful, with said failures alternating between pleasant/boring times when there was no shared romantic spark and horrendous conflicts that included verbal and physical altercations, but a fair number of dates did end up going well and had the daters saying they would go out again in the future (the show would sometimes follow up and see if that actually happened; the most common result was that subsequent dates did happen but did not produce long-term relationships).The series developed a reputation for distorting reality, as contestants stated that daters who were nice people were made to look like monsters and dates where the couple got along being presented as "Dates from Hell".The resulting meet-up might be neat if, say, were about two lovers bridging a massive geographical gap with VR.But couples are actually in the same location, so it’s just placing a virtual overlay over ordinary physical interactions.