Too Hot to Handle
"Too Hot Too Handle" includes 10 players of women and men who own attractive appearances. They are gathered on an island resort, isolated from the outside world. Of course, while you are at the beach on summer days and surrounded by beautiful boys and girls who are quite open-minded about love and dating, it's sure that you are lost in paradise. However, only 12 hours after setting foot on the island, players will know they are cheese in the trap.
On April 17, Netflix officially released its 18+ dating show “Too Hot To Handle” which has left the audience speechless because of the show heat and the shocking rules. In contrast to the usual dating TV shows pairing players, “Too Hot To Handle” almost destroys all relationships of the 10 players with a sorrowful rule.
After “Love Is Blind”, Netflix continued to launch a new reality show called “Too Hot To Handle”. As soon as the trailer was released, the audience was extremely excited with the fresh new interesting idea of this reality dating show that is 10 charming singles including 5 muscular guys and 5 beautiful girls who will live together on a paradise island by the sea. They all can talk and learn about each other, but absolutely do not have any intimate gestures such as hugging, kissing or even physical relations. In an attempt to encourage players, the program has hung a “huge” prize of $100,000 for the final winner.
The fresh air of dating shows
In “Love Is Blind”, the couples in the first stage can not see each other’s face, they can only understand each other through the separating wall, while at “Too Hot To Handle”, the participants in the program can see each other’s looks but have to restrain the sexual relations to win the valuable award. While the two dating shows are different in format, one thing that can be seen in common is that Netflix is trying to direct the audience to the true feelings about love, not because of the opponent’s appearance or because of the lust of yourself.
“Too Hot Too Handle” includes 10 players of women and men who own attractive appearances. They are gathered on an island resort, isolated from the outside world. Of course, while you are at the beach on summer days and surrounded by beautiful boys and girls who are quite open-minded about love and dating, it’s sure that you are lost in paradise. However, only 12 hours after setting foot on the island, players will know they are cheese in the trap.
The rules of “Too Hot Too Handle” seem to be very simple when 10 players can flirt and confess to each other but absolutely must not have any cuddling or physical contact behavior which is 18+ within 1 month. The reward for them is the sum of 100,000 USD. If anyone violates, the final bonus will be mercifully deducted depending on the severity of the law.
Hopeless romantic or Love in the age of Tinder?
Gone are the love stories when people fool around with each other for months, and just a smile can make your heart flutter and not able to sleep for days. It is easy to recognize that all 10 players belong to the majority of the world when they are familiar with the physical relationships that are “easy come easy go”. Why it takes you months to swing a person when you can just swipe right on the tinder, right? Therefore, “Too Hot Too Handle” has forced them to change their minds with strict rules, urging them to learn each other seriously.
Right from the first episode, the show proves the tension when there are two couples struggling to not break the law. In episode 2, the group of players had to pay the price when intentionally breaking the law, but the program also held date for 2 out of 10 players who were recognized by the virtual assistant as having feelings for each other.
In parallel with the dramas as well as the way, the young men and women suppress their desires, “Too Hot To Handle” also organizes workshops and training to help them discover themselves and create close serious relationships.
A change of heart
This is the comment of many viewers after watching 8 episodes. Harry has had a positive change from a guy who talks a lot, always blames and lies in each episode to gradually learning how to truly mature. As for the Chloe player, the program helped her overcome the crisis after losing a loved one.
Coming to an end, we realize that each person has their own story and they face and accompany each other to overcome the problems. Ultimately, they experience a more meaningful love when they just confide and talk to each other.
It can be seen that in the middle of a series of reality TV shows focusing on exploiting the emotional drama between the players, “Too Hot To Handle” is a strange dish for the audience. The show offers completely different perspectives and is very serious about romantic relationships in the digital age.
At first glance, the idea seems to be interesting and eye-catching and it is true that this show did a great job of the visual part. Another plus is the idea that “you can flirt but you can touch” is also quite interesting.
However, other factors make viewers feel artificial. The scrip makes the whole character become stupidly confused when thinking only about sex.
If you look at the actors’ profiles and notice how they respond to interviews in the show, it is clear that they are deliberately “stupid” follows the intent of the script.
The situations in the film are also quite absurd when everyone says they will try to keep the number of money of the award till the end but it seems that they keep intentionally breaking the law now and then.
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