Programs where individuals go looking for love have actually constantly gotten on Spanish television. From ‘Lo que necesitas es amor’ to ‘El diario de Patricia’, the extraordinary ‘Next’ or the charlatan ‘Mujeres y hombres y viceversa’, programming has actually been greatly nourished as well as for several years by individuals who have actually believed that the The best means to locate somebody special was in front of a bunch of electronic cameras and being able to get eliminated in front of the whole country. Currently, ‘Para toda la vida’ intends to proceed the tradition, however stripped of all funny bone and self-parody, it ends up being an excruciating bore.
Nobody intends to marry your son
It’s been a years now since Eyeworks, led by Lujan Arguelles, reinvented the world of dating programs with their very own version of ‘The Bachelor’, removing all the solemnity and also replacing it with wild humor, practically pirate editing and a perfect casting filled with of people that wished to get in on the game of ‘Who wants to marry my child?’. The layout reached its excellence in ‘A Prince for Corina’, which replaced love for audio results and also turned any type of moderately significant proposal into an event of running gags, jokes and also brave editing.
You can tell that behind the scenes of ‘Para toda la vida’ there is a team of individuals that understand that with the material they have they could flawlessly make a new ‘Who intends to wed my son?’, but the orders from over require them to make it as sober, lavish as well as aspirational as feasible. And also the mess is installed, with a cast made up of half of boring posh and also the other half of elegant posh who plainly come from another program. As well as I do not mean ‘UnREAL’, yet it is unavoidable to see it from one more point of view.
The arrival of the singles, which in the Cuatro program was the most effective episode ever, here ended up being a clone promenade where each of the children tried to encourage the bachelor in question, Sheila, giving her all type of presents, from sticks from golf to structure plans, showing up installed on a steed, in a van or with a pet dog -clear victor of the evening- on the arm. And what could have been enjoyment of the first order became, by the job and also magic of a version that clearly avoided rock-and-roll, in a sleepiness to see one as well as say goodbye to.
A prince for Sheila
Those responsible for the program said that ‘For life’ is like a Turkish book, however from what has actually been glimpsed in this pilot it is more like ‘The white lotus’ in an involuntary way. In an audiovisual moment in which the majority of the products tease the posh and also the rich, Telecinco has determined, somehow, to make them aspirational and not mention their vital absurdity at any time.
Business people, versions, engineers and also expert athletes pass through the Mediaset electronic cameras, leaving pearls such as “They always tell me I’m a hottie”, “I’m calculating a statistical model for the possibility of a suit between both” or “I’m searching for a significant individual since I’m a major person and also I’m looking for a significant connection.” I can not emphasize more how sorry I am that the style takes all this bravado seriously and does not make a fool of them with Lujan’s voice-over or a mosaic that highlights the crap of the matter.
The giggling that ‘Para toda la vida’ triggers is constantly beyond the will of the reality show. Beyond some small post-editing detail such as the music that heads out of tune when something goes wrong, it has definitely no funny bone. It holds true that the entrants do not deal with, insult or throw things at each other, yet also that they are the model of one of the most boring Tinder account in the world, surface to the core as well as star in embarrassing minutes for their four minutes of fame. Some also think that they are going to wed Sheila half a hr after fulfilling her! It is outrageous and, on the street, the most frightening style with which Telecinco has actually ever before attempted its good luck.
I’ve seen horrors you wouldn’t believe
As much as Sheila attests points like “I really feel very safeguarded amongst so many males”, the picture is gruesome: twenty gentlemen, almost all the same (dark-haired, with beards, high, posh, in a health club) seeking the supports of an architect girl that additionally provides to precious jewelry design. It’s like the reality show developed by Isabel Preysler, as previous as it is unbelievable, unconsciously self-parodying, frightening as well as with a background of toxicity that says nothing in favor of those that made a decision to bring it to Spain.
Yes, it is a format that has actually been in the United States for 19 periods (to which we should add an additional 39 of its spin-offs, its specials and also even a video game), but that does not make it less distressing or its images less disturbing.: Looking for love has actually never ever looked so much like a drawing where the reward is a piece of meat (and a couple of Deluxes). The tone does not change whatsoever to the content that is eaten in Spain, a lot less in these times: it is a wrong basic program.
However an unsuccessful program can be, at least, enjoyable. This is not the case with ‘Para toda la vida’, which is only amusing to see the outright knowledge as well as crazy love with which these songs deal with Sheila after having recognized her for a couple of hrs. Actually, in this very first episode there are already kisses, required revelations, awkward concerns as well as a great deal of battering with two concepts: the look for love and also friction in between singles to obtain the show’s huge prize. I suggest, her. If the intent was to produce one of the most disturbing reality show of the year, we must congratulate them: they have more than done well.