Netflix has had a pretty good track record with reality competitions this year from The Circle to Love Is Blind, but will their next foray into this space in Too Hot To Handle be a winner too?
In Too Hot To Handle, ten young, hot singles from around the world come together on in a tropical paradise for what they think will be the most exotic and erotic summer of their lives. Okay, this totally sounds like Love Island or Temptation Island or Ex On The Beach or Are You The One? or you catch my drift, but this time the goal is to NOT hook up for a whole month.
If these contestants want to win the $100,000 prize, they need to give up ALL hanky panky for the entire retreat – that means no kissing, no heavy petting and no self-gratification of any kind. In order to win, they need to form a connection that isn’t filled with lust.
Assisting this process is an AI called Lana, who will help the contestants to form stronger and deeper connection with a series of workshops and dates.
The casting is diverse, with contestants heralding from Australia, the UK, USA and Ireland, just to name a few.
To give you a sense of the contestants at the beginning of the series, here’s a few zingers from their opening packages – “I can get any woman I want just by taking my shirt off” and “Dating apps are a part-time job for me” and “My best feature is my crotch.”
Throughout the eight episodes of the first season, there are highs and lows, but will these contestants resist temptation? Too Hot To Handle may start out like any other reality dating show that’s set in paradise, but it’s actually a nice twist on the genre.
Narrator Desiree Brunch also gets some fun one-liners in.
Too Hot To Handle is sure to be your next guilty pleasure!
Too Hot To Handle drops on Netflix on Friday April 17.