Game of Clones is a new dating show that has started up on MTV. So far, the reviews haven’t been particularly promising, but it is nonetheless something that might interest people who are fond of the rest of MTV’s reality TV offering. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Game of Clones:
1. Based On a British Show
Like a lot of reality TV shows, Game of Clones is based on an existing show that proved to be successful elsewhere. To be exact, the MTV version is based on a British predecessor, which is very similar but nonetheless different enough that one should not be mistaken for the other.
2. Centered On MTV Stars
For instance, the British show was centered on random participants. In contrast, the MTV version is centered on MTV stars, meaning people who might be familiar to those who watch a lot of MTV’s reality TV shows. Regardless, the result is that the two versions have very different feels from one another.
3. Share a Basic Premise
With that said, the two shows share the same basic premise. In short, the participant is asked about their ideal partner. After which, the people behind the show will do their best to find a group of people who look the right way before providing them with further assistance to help them make their appearances even more similar to one another.
4. Based On Celebrity Crushes
Having said this, there is actually a significant difference between the two shows in this case. In the British version, the participants described the physical appearance of their ideal partners. Meanwhile, the MTV version sees the participants mentioning their celebrity crushes, which is perhaps unsurprising considering the nature of MTV’s reality TV shows.
5. The Narrator Has an Edited Voice
Amusingly, the narrator for Game of Clones has an edited voice. Naturally, the editing is meant to make them sound more robotic, thus adding to the overall effect.
6. The Walk-In Is the Most Amusing Part
Generally speaking, the walk-in moment is the most amusing part of the show. This is because the people behind Game of Clones have managed to find some very good look-alikes, particularly once they have received the same clothing, the same makeup, and so on and so forth. As a result, the results can be very striking when the participants walk into the same room. Not to mention very noticeable.
7. Supposed to Have a Moral
It is interesting to note that the original version of Game of Clones is actually supposed to have a kind of moral to it. In short, the idea is that since the potential love interests looked pretty much the same, the participants were supposed to choose between them based on their personalities as well as their hobbies and interests, thus showing that what really mattered was their inner selves rather than their outward appearances. In practice, well, suffice to say that message might have been rather garbled.
8. Features Common Dating Show Games
Besides its basic premise, Game of Clones isn’t the most innovative of shows, as shown by its use of very common dating show games. For instance, there is Dealbreakers, which essentially involves the participants asking the potential love interests questions that are deal-breakers for them. As a result, it is a very efficient way for them to eliminate potential candidates from the selection process.
9. There Is One-On-One Time
With that said, there is one-on-one time included in the show as well. After all, the participant is supposed to choose between the candidates based on their personalities. As a result, if they are given no chance to spend time with them, there would be no way for them to make a choice based on said criteria.
10. Could Make Its Way Back to the United Kingdom
No information has been released about the exact time when interested individuals can expect the show to start up in countries other than the United States. However, there are definitely signs that the MTV version of Game of Clones could be getting international premieres. As such, there is a real chance that it could wind up making its way back to the United Kingdom, which is rather funny from a certain perspective.