Parents' Guide to

Can't Get a Date

By Brenda Kienan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Hip makeovers for the socially impaired.

TV Logo , VH1 Reality TV 2006
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Having met the subject and gotten the gist of the problem, viewers follow the subject's process as the problem is addressed. This isn't a total-makeover show -- the subject's overall appearance isn't completely altered. The makeover focuses directly on the top one to three issues that are hindering the subject. Throughout the process, the Host's voice offers advice, provides critique, and mildly delivers the same occasional, teasing quips the viewer might be thinking.

As the various treatments, lessons, and flirting advice unfold, they're punctuated by brief interviews with the subject, who may or may not follow the show's advice. No one pushes or cajoles the subject. The Host's voice and the cool music are only softly modulated as all the mesmerizing attention stays on the subject and how he or she reveals him or herself to be really, truly datable -- or not. It's all up to the subject, and that self-determination appears to be the point here -- you can lead the hapless to water, but will they actually take your advice and drink (without slurping all over themselves)?

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 7, 2006
  • Networks: Logo , VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: March 1, 2022

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