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To watch The Undateables?

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Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Tue 06-Jan-15 19:08:01

It's on catch up.

Is it interesting, well done, and raising awareness of disabilities?

Or is it voyeuristic crap?

Love any dating shows but I don't want to be just be sitting here seething in an hour.

Did anyone watch it?

Thenapoleonofcrime Tue 06-Jan-15 19:11:07

I really enjoyed it and don't think it was too voyeuristic, if you think that people with say learning disabilities should have the same right to go on reality TV as anyone else. A few of the people on the programmes stayed in my mind, such as the very charming chap who wrote poetry to his dates, but what also stood out were so many caring and loving parents, standing behind their adult children's independence and right to have a love life. I found this very touching.

guiltynetter Tue 06-Jan-15 19:11:40

why would you be being unreasonable to watch a programme on tv :-/

I love it and actually think a lot of the people on there are very sweet. awful, awful programme name though.

SirChenjin Tue 06-Jan-15 19:11:54

It's very good imo - not voyeuristic at all. It's done very respectfully, and each blossoming romance is lovely to watch. Last night's was great, esp the young couple with autism/Aspergers who just seemed made for each other smile

SirChenjin Tue 06-Jan-15 19:12:50

Agree that the title of the show is awful though

Thenapoleonofcrime Tue 06-Jan-15 19:15:03

Is this a new series then? I saw the previous ones. Will watch on catch up too.

Bulbasaur Tue 06-Jan-15 19:24:43

Personally, I think reality shows are boring, dating shows even more so. With the exception of a few makeover and cooking shows.

As long as they're being respectful to all involved with no coercion on either side, I think it's fine.

loveareadingthanks Wed 07-Jan-15 11:01:22

I will watch this on catch up as I enjoyed previous series.

The title is awful but I don't find the program itself exploitative or unpleasant towards those participating (unlike most reality TV). I don't feel that they do the clever editing or cutting to create artificial impressions of them and what happens (unlike most reality TV) and everyone comes across well and in what really seems to be their natural personalities. Those participating had their own very strong opinions about it all and I'm sure have given informed consent. It was informative about certain disabilities I was not aware of, and it was great to see their families as well and have an insight into how some disabilities effect them too.

(Am I the only one to have a bit of a crush on the Dad of the lad with Down Syndrome?)

BringMeTea Wed 07-Jan-15 11:09:59

I find it uplifting. Always rooting for them. Thenapoleon that man was awesome. I still tell his 'camembert' joke.

Idontseeanysontarans Wed 07-Jan-15 11:11:41

I think the original participants had a hand in naming the show?
Forgot it had started again, I really enjoyed the last series, there were some lovely people on it smile

Mulligrubs Wed 07-Jan-15 11:17:36

I really enjoy the show, I don't think it's exploitative or anything. There's always so many lovely people on the show and they definitely come across really well so I don't think I've seen any bad or manipulative editing or anything smile

myfallingstar Wed 07-Jan-15 11:17:36

That black guy was hung like a donkey I can't believe they showed his penis blimey blush

WrappedInABlankie Wed 07-Jan-15 11:26:48

My falling gringringringrin I though the same!

He was very sweet and in 16" from shoulder to shoulder :P

natwebb79 Wed 07-Jan-15 11:27:05

in the title sequence the 'un' gets knocked away to make it the 'Dateables'.

myfallingstar Wed 07-Jan-15 11:29:58

Wrapped in my husband was like no wonder they hooked up all her Christmas,s must of come at once when he whipped out that bad boy he he

squoosh Wed 07-Jan-15 11:30:25

Thenapoleonofcrime I LOVED the guy in the last series who wrote poetry to all his dates and fell head over heels in love with everyone. What a fab guy he was.

Kab13 Wed 07-Jan-15 11:33:48

I regularly see the wonderful man who wrote poetry in our local coffee shop. The waitresses do love him, always seems to be in his own very happy world.

sparechange Wed 07-Jan-15 11:39:51

Kab, I saw him at London Zoo over the summer, and didn't really twig why I recognised him, so said a cheery hello thinking he was someone I knew, he said hello back, and I was about to launch into a cheery conversation about our day at the zoo before I realised why I recognised him.

I was very chuffed with my star spotting. DH was a bit hmm

wonderingsoul Wed 07-Jan-15 11:42:00

I quite liked the guy who had toureates.(sp?) he was actually quite cute. the girl they matched him with was great two, they seemed like a natural couple.

BringMeTea Wed 07-Jan-15 12:02:28

Oh so happy to see so many people loving poetry man and that he has fans locally (I think he did mention that when he was on).

katrina81 Wed 07-Jan-15 12:09:28

I really enjoyed it, great people on it this week.

The man with the stutter, with the tape measure- she was a fast mover wasn't she?

SirChenjin Wed 07-Jan-15 12:27:16

3 weeks after the first date I think it was, and they have having breakfast together as BF and GF? Dirty stopouts, the pair of them grin

Gatheringthoughtstothink Wed 07-Jan-15 12:38:00

Oh I love this!
everyone I know who watched the previous series said they enjoyed it and had made them think.
I wish everybody watched this , will help more people understand as a result
To date all of them have been awesome.
Alex is scarily like my DS! I loved watching him.

AmarettoSour Wed 07-Jan-15 13:20:17

I loved Alex!

How chuffed was the black guy when he measured her shoulders! grin

loveareadingthanks Wed 07-Jan-15 14:06:18

The poet was adorable - you know he'll absolutely worship a girlfriend and he had such sweet old-fashioned gentlemanly manners. I really hope he finds someone to love him.

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