'Too Hot To Handle': Netflix's dating show is scripted, say fans who find it unrealistic but still fun to watch

With most of the series just seeming like the producers trying to drag it till they got enough for eight episodes, fans affirm this series definitely seems scripted


                            'Too Hot To Handle': Netflix's dating show is scripted, say fans who find it unrealistic but still fun to watch
Francesca and Harry (Ana Cristina Blumenkron/Netflix)

Netflix dropped its new reality TV dating series 'Too Hot To Handle' recently, right in time for the weekend, and fans wasted no time in getting down and binge-watching the series. After watching the series, fans on social media claimed the show is scripted as most of everything that takes place seems unrealistic. 

Unlike other dating series we have come across, this series comes with a twist. The 10 hot singles who were brought to the tropical island for what they assumed was going to be the best summer vacation of their lives, were shocked when the twist was revealed.

The rules were that these contestants are not allowed to kiss, do any heavy petting, have sex of any kind or even self-gratify themselves. If they did break any of those rules, money would be deducted from their prize pool of $100,000.

While one would have expected these contestants to crawl on top of one another, that clearly didn't happen as most of them did abide by the rules. Apart from the occasional rule break kissing happening here and there, not all the contestants went too far, except Harry and Francesca, who had sex, kissed, made out and cost the group around $32,000.

However, they were allowed to win it back for them towards the end by spending a night together. With most of the series just seeming like the producers trying to drag it till they got enough for eight episodes, fans on Reddit and Twitter affirm this series seemed a lot scripted and unrealistic. 

"Agreed actually, at the beginning most come off as very superficial and airheaded. I also was cracking up from the commentary. I could also see it all being scripted as well. I guess I just felt a little bad at the end when it seemed like people were actually trying to be better humans and grow and the same commentary continued," a fan on Reddit wrote. 

"You're not far off no, the host is an absolute b***h and horrible person. Plus the show is so incredibly scripted. Then again, it's still a lot of fun to watch so it doesn't matter that much. But you're definitely right, no doubt about it," a fan shared.

Another fan on Reddit shared, "I guess what makes this different is it's purely scripted, which makes it too cringeworthy for me, like tik-tok acting basically. I just used to think entertainment would get more challenging as the world progressed but... I don't know man, I'm old."

"I really feel like this entire show is scripted #TooHotToHandle... So many things happening just seem so unrealistic," a fan on Twitter wrote while another added, "#TooHotToHandle lacks substance or something I dunno, it moves to fast doesn’t give you time to like the people on the show it just feels so predictable and scripted. I see what they're trying to do but I still prefer love island." 

"I have seen a LOT of reality shows. I believe there is prompting, some staging and manipulation. Now as for #TooHotToHandle I think it’s completely 100% scripted. I mean 1 person is upset about the money, ludacris!" a fan shared. 

Another said, "Ok this is starting out really cringe and corny and way too obviously scripted lol #TooHotToHandle."

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