But most of them met the same swift TV demise, eventually.We've taken a moment to reflect on 17 of the niche romantic reality TV series that captured our hearts and captivated our minds (likely, for all the wrong reasons). Five women stood by as a conveyor belt of hot guys passed them (no, I'm not kidding). It was one of those high-concept dating shows from the '00s like "Date My Mom," "Parental Control" and "Next" -- but "Room Raiders" was a personal favorite of mine because it contained the element of surprise: Contestants were thrown into the back of a van and forced to watch someone riffle through their stuff (and later, through their phones and computers) to determine if they were dateable. These are the types of guys who'd be contestants on the show. Prioritizing personality over looks, covered the faces of the 20 bachelors one lucky woman was to choose from.The masks helped ensure that the bachelorette would make her decision based on internal beauty instead of relying on external attraction, but viewers never got to see who she picked because the show was cancelled after five episodes. Who knew she ventured into the world of romantic reality TV?long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre.Touting premises like chaining love interests together and offering contestants the chance to date fake Prince Harry, many of these shows carried promise.
I’m standing in a small living room with two other men, three large cameras, and dozens of television crew members.I was like, okay, can't do anything about it."Unlike Palmer, Ark was instantly ed, a term for when a contestant got eliminated before he or she could say one word.