I looked around for a light and easy show, something a little fun when I heard of a show coming to America from the UK called Take Me Out. I googled it and found that it was a game dating show, a throwback of sorts, when men, women and hosts threw kisses from their hands to signal, that they’d found a match. You’re probably too young to remember The Dating Game, but I’m okay dating myself for a moment—pun intended.
While I have fond memories of The Dating Game, modern day Reality Date Shows rarely warrant my viewership. The Bachelor and The Bachelorette shows in particular, display blatant signs that they could care less about my demographic. In both age and culture, these shows feature a modicum, if any, of people of color. And God forbid they should show any semblance of intelligent, sexy, influential and established men and women of color, to choose or be chosen.
So I was happy, when I happened upon Take Me Out. Not only is the host, a man of color and a funny one at that, but with 30 women vying for dates, they represent the rainbow of humanity in hue and American culture.
Well needless to say, I watched. I watched a vast array of men, some sexy, others intelligent, talented, quirky and grounded. I get to see one of my favorite comedians, weekly, who never fails to entertain us with his funny, silly, clean humor. I also get to see women who are equally funny, diverse and make the wittiest statements about why and why not they choose to stay in contention.
|a delightful George Lopez|
This show is light, it is airy and most importantly, entertaining. It really has it all. It’s one of those shows that help you to remember, not to take everything and everyone so seriously. I recently tweeted a contestant to never mention any representation of Jersey (my home State) again. He tweeted me back, @EricTMO: @ToniStatonHaris eyebrows threaded lookin mad shredded look to sky cause that's where I'm headed ;) #guidotorpedo #takemeout I chuckled, remembering he’d leapt upon George Lopez in nothing more than shiny silver tighty [whities], parenthesis because they weren’t white, emphasis on silver. Like the girls, my mouth was left wide open. But after he tweeted me, I got it, I laughed and let him know, “I c you!” Avatar style.I’m glad I see George, guys and @EricTMO and the ladies of Take Me Out. They are just a fun good time. And in a time when table throwing, pouncing and spitting on one another is considered entertaining, I’ll take the former over the latter. Hey George, “LETT-uce meat the tomato!”
Take Me Out airs Thursdays, 8pm on Fox!