The Guardian reports:
Imagine, for a moment, that you’re allowed to pick the romantic partner of your dreams. Imagine you could log on to a computer and design them from top to bottom. You can choose their gender, their race, their height, their weight, their eye colour and every single proportion you can possibly think of. Your one true soulmate. Doesn’t that sound perfect?
If you think so, you should try watching E4’s new dating show Game of Clones. This is exactly how it starts: a man or a woman in a room, obsessively tweaking the details of their dream catch like Weird Science never happened. Make him taller. Shorten his hair. Give her bigger boobs. On and on it goes, until they finally reach perfection. But this isn’t the creepy part.
Because then the production team goes out and finds a flesh-and-blood person who exactly fits your blueprint. Surely, given how much effort was put into the creation of the design, this guarantees love at first sight, right? No, because this still isn’t the creepy part.
Because the production team has managed to find seven other people who also fit the bill. You enter a room to find eight identical, and identically dressed, people, all of whom fulfil your physical requirements to the letter, and all of whom want to be yours. This is Game of Clones: a show where loads of people who look alike fight for your affections until, presumably, your psyche irreparably breaks from reality and you’re plunged into a world of confusion and despair.
According to the producers, when all the prospects look exactly the same, the superficiality of appearances is stripped away. Yeah. Lots more at the link.