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I enjoy watching the dating show called Take Me Out (王子的约会) on Astro Channel 317. This is the Asian version of Take Me Out and is hosted by the famous Taiwan singer Harlem Yu 庾澄庆.
The prince will first walk and stand in front of all 26 ladies, then he will make a short introduction about himself. Next based on first impression, the ladies would decide if he is not her cuppa coffee by pressing the red button. If the prince survives this first round (usually most of the prince managed to survive this round), he would move on to introduce himself further by the recorded VCR (which highlights his background, career, family, hobbies etc).
Next the remaining ladies would again decide if he is her cuppa coffee. If all the princesses dislike him, he has to leave the show. But if there're princesses who like him, the show will play another VCR which contain comments made by his friends/family, so that everyone would know him better.
Lastly, if there're still princesses who haven't press the red button after this VCR, then the prince gets to press the button for the girls he dislikes, but he must make room for 2 ladies and ask them a final question. In the end, the prince would pick his ideal princess to the middle of the stage and from here, they can move on to their first date.
Just a few thoughts after watching several episodes:
- Taiwan ladies are very daring and frank in terms of speaking. Whatever they don't like about the guy, be it his appearance, his looks, his voice, his career and so on, the ladies will directly voice it out in front of everyone. Sometimes even the host also can't help laughing, sometimes I too feel pitiful for the guys. It takes alot of courage to stand in front of 26 ladies in such a show and let them choose, but end up he got criticized/humiliated.
- Sometimes, the contenstant herself also just so-so looking only but she can criticize the guy as if he is not worth a single cent. Well I don't know if she did it purposely for the show or Taiwan ladies are really like that. I think they should know more about the guy (as it's just the first time seeing each other) before they comment anything. It's fairer this way, to both the guy and girl.
- Everyone dress up nicely with their make up in the show. I heard that Taiwan ladies rely on cosmectics alot! They might look pretty with the thick make up on but once they remove the make up.......................................... :P
Hmm, imagine IF you are single and there's such a show in our country, would you dare to register and appear in the show hoping to find your Mr Right/Ms Right?
For me, I think I won't. Haha, probably because I wanna keep this kind of thing low profile. I believe destiny and fate come naturally at the right timing.
How about you? ^^