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Series 1 - Episode 2
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I was all set not to like this series. It wants us to feel for its subjects – people with disabilities looking for love – but there’s a hint of sniggering in the way it’s edited (the giveaways are the plinky-plonk comedy music under most scenes and the childish narration). In the end though, the human stories won me over: you can’t watch romantic, learning–disabled Shaine’s search for a partner without longing to know how things turn out for him.
And facially disfigured Justin’s wait for his first ever date (“Girls tend to give me a wide berth...”) is agonising. It’s just a shame that when dates do materialise the cameras hang around to catch all the awkwardness. It feels intrusive and it can hardly help.
Thirty-one-year-old Shaine from Bournemouth has learning difficulties and struggles to pluck up the courage to ask women out, despite his charms as a prolific amateur poet. Paralysed from the chest down, 29-year-old Carolyne searches for romance after her decade-long relationship broke down, while Justin, who has a condition that causes tumours to grow on nerve tissue, prepares to go on his first date.
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