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A fun tacky throwback, but thats enough about ITV, it sums the show up too!
Take Me Out
Member Name: huggy2009
Take Me Out
Advantages: Fun, shallow,, easy to watch and talk about
Disadvantages: Its cheap tv at its finest
This show really is a product of our times, its a dating show with a difference, basically a man drops down a tube (generally uncomfortably gyrating to a song of their choice) and then has to persuade a number of single women that he is a man to be dated, he does this by looking good, by telling the girls a bit about himself and finally by performing a party trick.
If at any point the girls are unimpressed with the gents efforts they can press their buzzers and take themselves out of the race to date him.
If there are any women left at the end of the party trick, the guy wanders down and chooses the girl he likes best to date, at the ITV studio canteen, sorry the nightclub Fernando's, which seems to have the glamour and appeal of a Chippy in Coronation Street.
The show is on ITV on Saturday nights at 1930, it is hosted by Paddy McGuinness the stand up comedian and one of the stars of Phoenix Nights, he's an amiable host who is good at chatting with the guys and girls and building rapport.
The show is tacky, gregarious and cheap, the women vary from beautiful to animal-like, the guys vary from vain self-loving muscle bound freaks to pretty boys using the appearance to gain publicity. The audience enjoy it, I have to admit I really enjoy it and i'm also a big fan of Newsnight so it crosses demographics.
The date to relationship ratio looks like it could be low and as the women only get to leave the studio when they have a date, it could be that a few of the less well endowed ladies personality wise may spend their better years stood behind their podium pushing away potential Mr Rights because they aren't tall enough, have too many buttons undone on their shirts, or love their families.
Its a hard world and this dating game suits it perfectly, its the kind of show Sky One would have been promoting ten years ago and would have been chided for it, but then ITV without Simon Cowell's two moneymaking machine shows ain't the most innovative channel on the block is it.
Overall a fun, tacky throwback of a show.
Summary: A fun tacky throwback, but thats enough about ITV, it sums the show up too!