And of course, if there is off screen drama this is even better.
We love the romance, we revel in the happy endings, but when ‘Love Rat’ Blake Garvey dumped the winner for the second runner up after Series Two, we, the audience, went wild.
And of course, there is suspense in the story, wondering who the Chosen One will be.
But this isn’t enough to sustain us through a series, or else we would just tune in for the final episode.
Unfortunately for this man though, these shows attract quite an audience and one particular viewer recognized him as Wu Gang, a suspect of an old murder case. Start learning at Hutong School and ask your teacher what their favourite shows are!
Once the lucky singles are presented, the rapid fire commences.
Finances, appearance and housework capabilities seem to be the most important factors for parents. Once the suitor has been chosen, they are presented to the parents child (though not a child anymore) and can begin dating as they are obviously the perfect match for each other. “I am a singer” is the Chinese adaptation of the Korean TV show.
Unlike other singing shows where anyone is free to audition, this show is specifically for veterend, famous singers.
Several singles line up to be chosen, the atmosphere is tense and the men and women these singles could have the chance to date are no where to be seen. Traditional China comes face to face with the 21st century.
A dichotomy between Confucian traditions and modern appearances.