While the premise for the series certainly seems out there, it helped these two find their happily ever after.
The nervous folks at the Parents Television Council certainly did; they issued a statement condemning Mc Donald’s for sponsoring such obvious filth.
But this is light cable TV, suitable, as the show’s rating tells us, for anyone over fifteen: the bodies are mostly waxed and safely blurred, and the bad words bleeped.
And the singles, though they have signed up to travel to an oceanfront resort in Panama and naked-date nominal strangers for the viewing enjoyment of other strangers, are a circumspect, conservative bunch.“I want the whole white-picket fence, a dog, some kids, you know, everything,” Joe, a twenty-four-year-old from Long Island who is the male contestant on the first episode, says. “Dating naked gives me a way to trust someone possibly again.” His female counterpart, a thirty-six-year-old woman named Wee Wee, appeared to be a likely match: “I do have a ticking clock, so it is important for me to meet someone who would like to have children.” Later, she tears up when telling the camera, “I want a family of my own.”The other contestants in the three episodes that have aired so far sound, similarly, like walking, talking naked e Harmony profiles. Justice, then there’s no point in starting a relationship at this point,” says one Mr. “If I find the perfect girl here I could be ready for everything,” a man named Keegan says, already imagining minivans and soccer practices.
Later, drunk and alone back at the Jungle Villa, she tells the camera, “This is so un-fun.” Then she offers a sweeping critical appraisal of the entire enterprise, voicing an opinion that I suspect is widely shared by viewers who have lasted this long: “Like, if you’re not gonna to get wild in the pool, that is boring as (beep) to me.”Katie is, so far, the outlier, a holdover, perhaps, from another era of reality television, when crass, low-budget shows felt no need to bolster their respectability or offer any credible justification for their existence beyond a mere shrug and the words “Why not?
” The producers of “Dating Naked” claim that they have already produced six real-life couples. This fall, they’ll air a special wedding episode, in which two characters who met on the show will tie the knot naked, their private bits tastefully blurred.