I Have Reached My Limit

There are only so many illogical dating shows a person can take.

I awoke yesterday morning filled with optimism. COVID cluster or no COVID cluster, I smugly prepared my smoothie deciding that Thursday would be a day full of productivity, wellness and monk-like concentration. And then I saw it. Netflix’s tweet announcing their new ‘costumed dating’ show: Sexy Beasts.

Sexy Beasts, as Netflix describes it, “is a new dating show where real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test”, but a quick perusal of the trailer reveals something far more sinister.

Now, I am all for a dating show with a wildly illogical premise, but even I have my limits, and I can now say it sits somewhere between a dolphin on a date with a scarecrow, and a panda asking a bull about the status of their health insurance. This shit is utter chaos. I guarantee I will have nightmares about these costumes.

“This is really weird right now,” a devil says to what appears to be a rodent of some description. Yes, Netflix, it is. Like Too Hot To Handle and Love Is Blind before it, I’m sure Sexy Beasts will do incredibly well. It’s probably best not to muse too much on where that leaves us as a society.

So much for channelling my inner zen.

Season one of Sexy Beasts will be released on Netflix in Australia on July 21, if you're so inclined. 

This piece was written by Alice Griffin, editor of this very site. It first appeared in MTV Australia's weekly newsletter. Sign up here for more exclusive MTV content.

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