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And she’s probably a better blind date than many of the ones you or I have suffered through.
As a comedy series, Man Seeking Woman is more inspired than it is flawlessly funny.
Or, in the case of our empathetic protagonist in the sweet, surreal Man Seeking Woman, dating involves navigating a world where your ex is hooking up with Adolf Hitler and Fred Armisen is the voice of a Japanese penis monster. “My goal with the show was always to do a program that really dramatized how dating feels,” says series creator Simon Rich, who, now 30, is reflecting back on his mid-twenties dating foibles.“For example, when you manage to get somebody’s phone number on the subway it’s so exhilarating and the thrilling you can feel sometimes that you’re deserving of a Mac Arthur Genius Grant or a congratulatory call from the President of the United States,” he says.
“Similarly, if you’re still in love with somebody and you find out they’re dating somebody new, that new rival can feel like Adolf Hitler because you’re so crestfallen and heartbroken.”In the premiere of Man Seeking Woman, both of those things happen to our hero: the naïve, equal parts hopeless and hapless romantic Josh Greenberg, played with Everyman likability and sad-sack charm by Jay Baruchel.
“So ironically, even though these stories are some of the weirdest things I’ve ever written, they are also the most personal and the most honest.”Talking with friends who have seen the omnipresent billboards for Man Seeking Woman around New York City or who have seen one of the show’s characteristically peculiar commercials, the most common question I’ve gotten signals baffled curiosity: “What the hell is that show? “I know it’s a really weird one,” he says, repeating the chorus of our conversation.
After a short break from March 2017 to May 2017, If You Are the One returned in a revised format.In 2013, the show began broadcasting on SBS 2 (now SBS Viceland) in Australia, in an hour-long version with English subtitles provided by SBS.If You Are the One has been a ratings success in China and is now the highest-rated show for Jiangsu TV. The show is viewed internationally over the internet and satellite television.“I was trying to write about my own dating experiences in my mid-twenties.
Whenever I tried to write them in a naturalist style, the always ended up feeling incredibly low-stakes and generic, because that’s what my dating experiences were: they were low-stakes and generic.“It was almost my dream to try a traditional narrative sitcom that incorporated the kind of absurdity and high-stakes premise-driven risk tasking that I loved in my favorite sketch shows.”While it’s easy to see the SNL influence on Man Seeking Woman—the show is produced by Lorne Michaels and could easily be confused for a kooky SNL sketch expanded into series form—the show is also deeply informed by Rich’s time working (in a super-secret, limited capacity) for Pixar.