The show is fresh as it captures the humanity of dating, something that the popular reality programs have failed to do.
Like the original, graphics including animations and speech bubbles will appear on screen as the narrator weaves in commentary and cameras follow the couple’s every move.
The original series, hosted by Lodge and distributed by NBC Universal Television, premiered in 1999 and ran for 10 seasons with a total of 1,440 episodes.
While there are no high stakes moments implemented in the show, there is certainly the tension and drama that comes with the average blind date.
Although there is no “elimination” factor in the program, any given date can have its pitfalls and conclude at any point in the evening.
Netflix diverges from the norm offering a fresh take on the romance-related reality television show “Dating Around.” The premise of the show is simple.
Viewers follow along as someone goes on five blind dates; the ultimate decision at the end of the show being who they will choose to go on a second date with.
Despite the lack of a competitive draw, viewers will find themselves binge-watching “Dating Around” in standard Netflix fashion whether it is from pure enjoyment or the inability to exit within five seconds.
According to a press release, "Every episode, one single goes on five first dates filled with flirty banter, awkward exchanges and moments of true connection," and has to choose who they will end up seeing again.
In these shows, viewers have become accustomed to the dramatic elimination ceremony facilitated by a host and the behind the scenes gossip courtesy of talking head interviews.