From Executive Producer Ellen De Generes, narrated by Drew Barrymore and based on the hit U. format, this new series offers a voyeuristic look at a variety of real first dates happening throughout one night at the same restaurant in Chicago.
The daters are of all ages, backgrounds and from across the U. The audience comes along for the ride in a refreshingly authentic viewing experience that plays like a real-life romantic comedy.
Thankfully, the practice died out during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
One of the first black actors to be applauded during this time was Sydney Poitier, who did A Patch of Blue, in which he kissed a white woman, a blind character played, of course, by a sighted actor.
Like most people, he had very little exposure to blind people, and what he did know was from movies, and from the writer of the show, whose dad is blind.