Dinner Date – Guest Post By Brain Dead Dave
I have to be honest I have not seen the full episode as I fell asleep at the start of it. I did notice there was a lot of twitter chat around it. Not a lot of it was positive, but then Twitter can be a bit snarky. But the plus side for Channel Seven at least people were talking about it.
Thankfully regular commenter Brain Dave Dead did see the whole thing through and here is his recap:
9.30 on Tuesday night is the time for Dinner Date, hosted by Manu. You’ve just watched Ma$terchef and The Renovators, so why not a bland,blind dating show around being a host and cooking a la maison, as Manu wouldsay, for a member of the opposite sex?
It starts with Manu explaining ze rules at ze beginning ,then the show is pretty much a bludge for him after that. Subtitles for Manu’s segments would be a plus as I struggle with his accent. The dancing chef is having a crack at playing Cupid now. Zut Alors!
The chick was a uber gorgeous Asian and she met three male suitors for dinner at their places . Unfortunately, I don’t remember the names of the contestants, or what they cooked. I don’t have IQ,so feel free to fill in any tidbits.
Uncomfortable moments,stilted conversation and train wrecks are a feature of the dinner scenes.Just how I like it.
One of the guys reacted like they’d found a turd in his bathtub when the found out the woman was a single mother. The second guy was a single Dad,he crapped out.The third guy didn’t mind so much so he won and went for a massive tonguey on the second date. His mantra was “I’m not chauvinistic,it’s just tradition” He took half the poor girl’s face off.
You’ll hear snatches of romantic hits of the past on this show and I think the producers have been canny not to have Manu overkill…it’s mostly about the dinner dolts.
Needless to say,he won…