Is it possible to be enamored of a TV show concept but uninspired by its execution?
That's the sentiment after watching the pilot episode of ABC's latest attempt to pair up young, straight, white folks in "Dating in the Dark."Proposing to answer the question, is love blind?
Dating Naked is a series that explores the art of romance, free of preconceived notions, stereotypes – and clothes.
Hosted by Rocsi Diaz, this season once again features two main daters, David and Natalie, as they search for love on a tropical island paradise.
Some are juicy, some are crazy, and some will have you screaming, "I had the same thing happen to me!
‘Dating in the Dark' explores how important aesthetic attraction is when it comes to achieving emotional intimacy, and asks the million dollar question - do looks really matter?
On the surface it seems like an idea with some great potential, and while it can be thought provoking at times it falls short of anything more than a dull and superficial social experiment.
There, the only way participants know what one another looks like is through verbal description and a little face-touching.
Kept completely apart, each couple will only meet for the first time in the dating room which is kept in total darkness.
It is here where each couple will get to know each other and viewers will get the chance to follow the action, week by week, via state of the art infra-red cameras in the dark room.
Notes one woman, "They're not looking at your boobs; they have to listen to you!
"Which makes this more of a challenge for the menfolk than the women, though everyone is equally shallow (no one ever says, "It doesn't matter what he/she looks like, I like them anyway").