'Dating Around: Brazil' is way better than US version, say fans as they laud trans representation in Episode 1
The show received a lot of appreciation for its raw peek into the dating world and also its inclusiveness by having LGBTQ+ singles on the show
First dates can be both awkward and fun, no matter which corner of the world you are in. Following the smashing success of 'Dating Around', Netflix decided to come up with 'Dating Around: Brazil'.
The plotline for the show was the same as its American counterpart. Each episode features a single, who will go on multiple blind dates and at the end of all the dates, the single gets to decide if they want to go out on a second date with any of them or continue looking for their perfect match. The show received a lot of appreciation for its raw peek into the dating world and also its inclusiveness by having LGBTQ+ singles on the show.
The bar was pretty high for the Brazilian edition of 'Dating Around' and after watching the show, many fans seem convinced that the Brazilian edition is better than the American one. A fan tweeted, "Dating Around Brazil>>>>>> Dating Around USA." Another fan wrote, "Yes to dating around Brazil for having trans representation on the first episode." Another said, "I'm one episode into dating around: brazil & i love it way more than the american version."
Fans were beyond impressed with the casting choice and the conversations during the dates. All the six singles shown on the show were incredibly hot and diverse. The singles ranged from a gay model to a woman in her 50s. Each of these singles brought something very unique to the table, and unlike their American counterparts, they were a lot more open about their personal lives and struggles. Rather than sticking to surface-level conversations and casual small talk during the first date, these individuals opened up about their past, their fears, anxieties and traumas, among other things. They held back nothing when it came to opening up about themselves.
The first episode of the show featuring 22-year-old Elena is easily one of the most memorable episodes of the show. Based on Elena's account of her childhood we can safely assume that she didn't have it easy. She explains to one of her dates how she had to take care of herself even as a child because she didn't have her parents around all the time.
She is extremely perceptive about how that has affected her relationships when she points out how in every relationship she seeks love and attention that she hadn't gotten in her childhood. Her dates were extremely interesting, but she connected most with trans man Marcus. Elena was completely smitten by Marcus from the beginning and it just got stronger after he revealed to her that he is a trans man. They both bonded over their tough childhood and it came as no surprise when she picked Marcus for a second date.
'Dating Around: Brazil' is available for streaming on Netflix.