get to make the first decision about whom they'd like to spend more time with.
But after that initial moment of "empowerment," we go back to the same old kitsch of dating on the small screen.
(For the record, I thought he was going to go with Brittany.
But then my boyfriend, who was forced to watch this show with me, reminded me that dopey dudes on reality television pretty much always pick the tall, leggy blonde over the cute, short brunette — it's just TV science.
This show, a dating reality series hosted by Terrence J and filmed in Anguilla, had exactly one interesting twist, and also had an impressively diverse cast that—as easy and obvious as it is—should still be applauded, considering that other network dating show’s consistent casting failure. It just devolved into the same sexist format that gives men all the power, though this time with on-screen texting. More importantly for the business of television, its ratings were not good. 2 finale actually had (slightly) fewer same-day viewers than The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?
, 1.11 million versus 1.12 million, and tied that show in its 18-49 rating, a .4.
They have until sunset to chill and chat — at which point, Alex has to pick two ladies to take back with him to the villa. There is a villa, and the men are asked to feel out two women to spend a day and night with.
While it's not clear exactly how intends to match everybody up, it definitely seems possible that there are going to be some leftover people who either get booted off Anguilla or end up with whomever happens to be last man (or woman) standing.
So, is this a dating show that gives the power back to women?
The only good news there was it hadn’t lost many viewers from episode one, which had 1.39 million viewers and a 0.5.
(By comparison, the Fox series American Grit—which was renewed for a second season—concluded with 2.11 million same-day viewers and a .7 rating.