Friday, May 28, 2010

Review - 100 Questions Season 1 Episode 1 What Brought You Here?

Dating shows are rarely funny. And 100 Questions is a dating show with a slight twist that doesn't help its chances. Instead of going through the dating scene at present time, the main character, Charlotte Payne (Sophie Winkleman) recounts her experiences to a dating service guy who asks her a series of questions. This week it’s “What Brought You Here?” She tells the story of spurning Rick, a guy she'd dated for only 3 months, who pops the big questions at a baseball game on the jumbotron.

The "100 questions" thing is is more of a gimmick for the title of concept than something that actually helps the narrative. In fact, it may even bottle her up by limiting her story to the exact question. In any case, the concept of the show doesn't help the stale jokes about the dating scene or the average interactions among her friends. The show isn't terrible per se--the cast is okay and the jokes aren't as clumsy as those on Romantically Challenged--but it's generic and the plot is almost nonexistent.

Score: 7.5/10
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