Quick Takes

Feb 17, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“`Bachelor’, `Joe Millionaire’ and `Shipmates’, et al., leaven their sexual content with equal amounts of faux romance, humiliation and suspense-allowing viewers to feel superior while soaking up the degradation of participants.”
Eric Deggans, television critic, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times
“Viewers can relate to the concept. The plot is easy to follow. There is suspense in seeing how the date ends. The couples are almost always young and attractive. And the shows are affordable to produce, so they are plentiful.”
Will Givens, creative services director, KSWB-TV (WB), San Diego
“We live in a fast-paced society in which time and energy are lacking. Consequently, I think a lot of people expect or want instant relationships. These shows … are modern fairy tales that feed off that fantasy and fallacy.”
Chuck Barney, TV critic, Contra Costa (Calif.) Times