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Anorak | The Undateables is freak show TV for the caring masses

The Undateables is freak show TV for the caring masses

by | 12th, April 2012

THE Undateables is the new troll-baiting series from channel 4. The show follows disabled and less good looking people – Richard-with-Asperger’s, Justin with neurofibromatosis type 1, Penny-with-brittle-bones and Luke-with-Tourette’s – trying to pull. It’s exploitative crap, right? Only the Undatables all get dates via a dating service even Justin, who treated us to this exchange with his date:

Justin : “What’s your favourite soup?”
Tracey : “Anything.”

Justin : “Tomato.”
Tracey : “Tomato and basil.”
Jason : “I’m with you there.”

It’s the undateable in pursuit of the uncringeable. It might be us. But it isn’t because this is Channel 4 and the “us” are tossers who are targeted by posters depicting the faces of the show’s subjects alongside the word “Undateable”. It’s all about the normal gawping

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