So, is Sexy Beasts worth the watch? It depends how hard up you are for new content. The show isn’t bad, per se, but it’s not something I’d write home about.
It would be one thing if the contestants wore minimalistic masks to conceal their identities. But instead, the costumes are so over the top, they distract from the sole purpose of the show: to find love. Not only do most of the conversations revolve around their temporary personas, but their chats are also pretty superficial. Perhaps it has something to do with the casting process, which apparently didn’t require “ready to settle down” as a mandatory asset.
“I’m a boobs guy,” Bennett says. “It’s just something in my nature I can’t control.” (#Classy)
The problem is the concept for Sexy Beasts doesn’t really make sense. The only reason The Masked Singer works is because it’s so bizarre, it’s entertaining. Although the costumes are equally eye-catching in Sexy Beasts, the dating element falls flat. As in, there isn’t enough drama to leave me wanting more.
Yes, there’s a mystery element because each single can only choose one person. However, I don’t feel obligated to watch the next episode—that is, unless I get really, really bored at some point in the far distant future.