I wanted to make him stop," she says."Everybody had to be boiled down to the minutiae of what people best fit into," says Perl-Raver."They didn't talk about any of the nuances in their personality.""I had to ask myself, is that the person I really am or is that just how they're portraying me? Chris eventually hoped Jennifer, who was portrayed as a fit, athletic girl, would ‘join him on the balcony' – the contestants' way to signal a mutual match – but all three women chose to leave the house without meeting Chris. Sasha says none of the women were attracted to him, but the episode made it look like they had tough decisions to make and plenty of confrontation to deal with."It really bothered me that they made it seem like the girls were against each other,' says Perl-Raver. We laughed so hard that the producers yelled at us for having too much fun."Perl-Raver also commented on how tried to manufacture emotional and physical conditions to heighten to the probability of dramatic moments and entertaining television."It's psychological warfare when you're doing a reality show," she adds."Which makes this more of a challenge for the menfolk than the women, though everyone is equally shallow (no one ever says, "It doesn't matter what he/she looks like, I like them anyway").
"Dating" puts three men and three women into different wings of the same mansion and over the course of several days allows them to meet only in a completely dark room (infrared cameras capture the action).But the lack of visual input means things turn nonphysically intimate quickly -- after just one or two visits, both men and women are trading sentimental keepsakes. But sadly, without the catfights, the gaming of the process or copious alcohol, what "Dark" proves is that real life is kinda dull.Even the episode's ending is somewhat anti-climactic (paging rejected guy: Give me a call; that gal was crazy).Have networks and producers skewed reality so much over time that it's no longer about real people and real life, or have we just mislabelled a genre that thrives on manufactured clichés, unreal situations, and good old fashioned voyeurism?"The word people should be looking for is television, not reality," says contestant Sasha Perl-Raver, who was one of six people looking for love in the third episode of this year's new ABC reality romance series.contestant, allegedly murdered his model ex-wife before committing suicide, months after moving to Los Angeles to film the reality match-making contest.So where do these extreme contestants and situations come from?Scenes then focused on her sexually aggressive nature, which she doesn't feel represents her personality at all.She said her friends and family questioned the uncharacteristic move."I bit him because he was such a bad kisser.The language is generally mild ("hell," "damn"), with occasional stronger profanity (like “s--t”) fully bleeped/blurred. Overall, it’s not the best fit for tweens and younger teens, but older teens should be able to handle it.Is it possible to be enamored of a TV show concept but uninspired by its execution?