It turns out that beneath those terrible buck teeth, James is a very handsome young man. The audiences discovers, too, that his suitors are three beautiful women. James expresses regret over rejecting Amber and Tamiko when the ladies finally show themselves as being total hotties, and is very happy when he sees his pick, Alexis, walk out in her slinky dress.
Maybe the show’s central thesis is correct, and our physical attraction to people often stops us from finding the emotional connections we’re really seeking. Still, we always welcome a new dating show to enjoy, especially one that provides as much good, light-hearted fun as this one. Kate Knibbs at Wired notes how refreshingly simple the show is, saying, “With a few exceptions, the contestants on ‘Sexy Beasts’ openly embrace the ridiculousness and cynicism of its premise … There are a few contestants, like the party-girl panda, who pay lip service to wanting to make a real romantic connection on the show, but most participants seem to view their appearances as a commitment somewhere between swiping right on Tinder and going on a third date.”
With six episodes running about 25 minutes each, “Sexy Beasts” is the ideal binge when you’re looking to turn off your brain. You can catch it streaming on Netflix.