Sbs chinese dating show
Hosting is famed transgender actress Miss Jin Xing (and here I was thinking all things LGBTQI were still frowned upon in China? The format sees five parents interrogating a single for their son or daughter, before a studio audience.In the first episode, 5 sons are sent to a holding room where they can watch proceedings and sometimes telephone their parents to help them win -or lose- the girl on offer.The show's popularity and social commentary has drawn attention of academics and foreign media, and after concerns from Chinese regulators in 2011 the show's format was tweaked to de-emphasize factors such as financial wealth.After a short break from March 2017 to May 2017, If You Are the One returned in a revised format.Profoundly, Miss Jin will sometimes offer wise counsel which everybody, parents included, take on board as motherly advice.I just couldn’t work out if it was based on character fiction or actual trans experience…But there are odd lost-in-translation moments that would never fly on western television.And if the success of If You Are the One is anything to go by, it probably will.
Romance is right around the corner, but the potential partners must charm the parents first.
Like If You Are the One, the questions and topics are so uniquely cultural you just couldn’t script them.
One mother doesn’t want any girls with cold hands, because cold hands indicate a cold-blooded uterus and may result in low offspring. And one girl wants to know if any of the boys have dirty nails and ponders “When did your son last cry?
While most of the contestants are in their twenties, there have been instances of male contestants as old as 48 appearing on the show.
If You Are the One experienced great popularity in its first broadcast because of its unique approach to dating and the conversations that are often humorous with friendly insults.
In 2013, the show began broadcasting on SBS 2 (now SBS Viceland) in Australia, in an hour-long version with English subtitles provided by SBS.