Chinese dating show can you feel
Part of the appeal is just how brutally honest the contestants can be.Every weekend the show’s dedicated Australian following takes to Twitter, Tumblr and online forums to revel in the candidates’ latest quirks.If any lights are left on by the end of the round, the male candidate chooses between the willing women and takes one of them on a vacation. ‘If You Are The One’ is loosely based on a show called ‘Taken Out’ that first aired in Australia in 2008.
“Sorry.”Bold, blunt and deliciously weird, China’s biggest TV dating show is wildly popular in the one market where the show is broadcast for an English-speaking audience: Australia.‘If You Are The One’ — in Chinese, ‘Fei Cheng Wu Rao’ — has become an unlikely hit for Australia’s youth-oriented SBS2 channel since the network decided to start broadcasting it with English subtitles in 2013.
For Chinese contestants and their parents, such diversity might not be easy to take.
Australian candidate Joe Sweeney left the show without a date when the woman he had chosen rejected him, saying her parents might not approve of a relationship with a foreigner.
From Chinese brands to Chinese neighbors and Chinese food, China and its culture are becoming a prominent feature of many Australians’ everyday lives — even if much of that culture remains foreign.‘If You Are The One,’ Han believes, doesn’t just entertain its Australian viewers but helps them better understand China and its people.
“The show draws candidates from all over China and from all different walks of life, something very rare for Chinese TV,” she explains.
He was living in China when producers picked him out of the audience to appear as a contestant in 2013.