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(He remains in prison in California.) While Alcala's body count is unknown, police estimate the now-73-year-old man killed at least dozens of women, with some counts running as high as 130 – and there are still over 100 photographs of unidentified women who may have been his victims.But in 1978, two years before the murder conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One.
The 40-year-old divorcee’s story is an example of the tensions between two divided generations.
“Blind Date” “The ,000 Question” = “EXtreme Dating” ”EXtreme” is one of the most significant of “Blind Date”’s offspring because like the contestants in the infamous quiz show scandal of the ‘50s, the “datee” is being coached, but in this case by an ex- of the “dator”, which certainly does bring into doubt the quality of the information.
“The Bachelor/Bachelorette” “Punk’d” = “Joe Millionaire” and “Average Joe” For the most part, the evolution of prank shows has followed a straight line from “Candid Camera” to “Dick Clark’s Practical Jokes” to “Punk’d”.
One is stuck in conservative values (parents wanting virgins and baby makers), and another has become more open-minded (like the 23-year-old guy who wanted to defy his mother and choose the 40-year-old divorcee.) Some viewers have criticized the show for being overly dramatic and suspect it is scripted, which the producer denied in several interviews.
As a Chinese woman who myself has grown up in this divided time—caught in between conservative and progressive China—I found the show almost too real to the point that it’s painful to watch.Most television series are less an act of creating, but an act of mating. In its early years, “The Dating Game” was seen as dangerously unique, from the risqué questions written for the bachelorette to the curved walls decorated with day-glo flowers, to the whole concept of the show’s “prize” (to be tactfully referred to here as the datee) selecting her own winner from among the contestants (referred here as the daters).