Add to that the wit of Chris Hardwick, and you get a show that, intentionally or not, has my friends and I in hysterics every night.I would argue that the type of person that doesn't enjoy Shipmates is missing out on one of life's great pleasures; laughing at other people's misery.
Before there was The Bachelor and cheesy rose ceremonies, there were good, old-fashioned dating shows.
The producers of "Shipmates" are absolute geniuses. Either way, Shipmates is an awesome example of how to produce a dating show.
On other similar shows, the "contestants" are set up and filmed over a matter of hours.
The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.
And the effects of it can be seen in much of modern culture, especially technology, with apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid like a real-world versions of Benjamin Solomon is a freelance writer based in New York City.