TVB is hosting a reality dating show once again but this time the contestants will be made up of single female artists.
Following the global trend of reality programming in recent years, TVB tested the local market with makeover show Bride Wannabes <盛女愛作戰> in 2012 which aimed to help a group of “leftover women” find love. Although the show achieved high ratings, it also received backlash for reinforcing the unhealthy public perception about single women. The TV station made another attempt in 2013 with Bachelors At War <求愛大作戰>, switching the focus to local single men. The series did not fare as well as the first and generated major controversy over some of the questionable coaching by its team of experts.
This year, TVB will take reality dating to a new level by introducing celebrity contestants. The new series, Finding a Good Man <搵個好男人>, will run for twenty-episodes beginning in late February. Four TVB female artists will guest star each week to find their perfect match among ten male contestants. Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), Tracy Ip (葉翠翠), Jacquelin Chong (莊思敏), and Harriet Yeung (楊詩敏) are slated to appear during the first week. Eliza Sam (岑麗香), Samantha Ko (高海寧), Toby Chan (陳庭欣), and Whitney Hui (許亦妮), as well as comedic genius May Chan (陳嘉佳) may also appear in the show.
Although filming has just begun, host Louis Yuen (阮兆祥) is already employing hard-sell techniques to attract attention to his new project. “We have recruited over 300 quality men… including the ‘tall, rich, and handsome’ returning from overseas, university associate professors, fitness coaches, and CEOs of publicly traded companies.”
In addition to providing plenty of water cooler gossips, Louis hopes to reveal the genuine personalities of the onscreen goddesses. “[Priscilla Wong] is a simple, naive, and sentimental person. May Chan, who Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) and I really like, is happy-go-lucky, loves to laugh and loves to eat.”
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.