Parents ask questions and decide whether the woman is a good match, while the sons wait in a room offstage.The bachelorette only wins the right to choose a date herself if three families voice interest in her.In a way, this wacky and cringeworthy show illustrates modern China’s divided values towards relationship and gender.The 40-year-old divorcee’s story is an example of the tensions between two divided generations.Weird shows found on Chinese television have included a World’s-Strongest-Man-style show featuring teams of midgets; a game show that pitted families against one another in series of stunts that left the losers either inconsolably upset and bickering at one at the end of the show.In September 2004, one television station held an e-lottery to determine the death toll in school siege tragedy in Beslan, Russia, which left hundreds of schoolchildren dead. which features fledgling entrepreneurs presenting ideas to a panels of judges that has included some of the best known names in Chinese business such as Jack Ma of .In the “PK,” or “Player Kill”, segment two contestants face off against one another issuing questions, challenges and taunts under a timing and buzzer system with the audience at the end determining which player gets “killed.” "China's Got Talent” has featured armless paino players, disabled modern dancers and break-dancing migrant workers, has been a hit since its launch in July, despite skepticism among some viewers about whether all the participants' stories are genuine.
And it’s hosted by China’s favorite openly transgender hostess.
Similar to reality shows in the US, Chinese reality shows contain a goldmine of cultural knowledge that goes largely untapped.
It’s assumed that you’d need an extremely high level of Mandarin to figure out what’s going on.
This is the second installment of Channel C’s Cecilia Miao’s Chinese pop-culture series (see her first post about Chinese TV shows you should be watching here).
Read her list below giving Pengyous more insight into the Chinese reality TV scene.
If you’re outside of China, check the You Tube links for fast connections. Take Me Out is the King of Chinese reality shows and has enjoyed years of popularity.