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06th Aug 2022

Netflix about to unleash new dating show with extremely weird twist

Dave Hanratty

Dated and Related Netflix

One to watch with your favourite sibling

Strap in, folks.

Apart from true crime documentaries and increasingly throwaway blockbusters with extravagant budgets, Netflix is pretty well-established as a go-to destination for reality and dating shows.

Love Is Blind was a huge hit; The Circle, Too Hot to Handle, Love on the Spectrum – at least one of them with have found it’s way onto your watch list at one stage or another.

And now, Netflix is putting a new, quite creepy if we’re honest, spin on the reality dating phenomenon. Step forward, Dated & Related. Admittedly, the title does rather give the game way. Get your mind out of the gutter, though, it’s not that objectionable.

Deep breath. Taking place in “the most romantic country in the world” – France, apparently  – the new project kicks off in September and will focus on a series of hopeful bright young things of various different nationalities who are looking to find love.

So far, so Love Island. The big juicy hook? Anyone looking for romance will be accompanied by their brother or sister, who are also in the market for a partner. We can’t think of anything more uncomfortable—well, barring your mum or dad.

While we’re relieved to hear it’s not what we thought it was and, you know, illegal, the show still sounds and looks fairly awkward but mostly in that forced ‘we’re trying really hard to make you react’ kind of way. Check out the trailer below:

All 10 episodes of Dated & Related drop on Netflix on Friday, September 2. Question is, are you bold enough to watch it with a family member of your own?

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