Dates 2013


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From the creator of Skins, a witty, sexy and emotional drama series about the complicated and hilarious ways that strangers interact on dates in their quest to find love.

Will Mellor, Ben Chaplin
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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 3 hours 34 minutes
Starring Will Mellor, Ben Chaplin, Oona Chaplin, Gemma Chan, Sheridan Smith, Neil Maskell, Andrew Scott, Greg McHugh, Katie McGrath, Montana Thompson
Director John Maybury, Charles Sturridge, Philippa Langda
Rental release 7 October 2013
Main languages English

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dates dvd 22 Feb 2014
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Love this series. Great believable individual stories with a link to some characters. Can be watched as single episodes. It is mainly the internet dating connection that makes it a series. Do wish they would do a second series. Probably costly to make due to quality actors. Do buy as this might encourage another series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sharp stories 17 Jan 2014
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Great vignettes which are amusing and solid commentaries at the same time on human nature.Would be interested where a second series would go given the interwoven personalities and themes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cheating men fail, deceitful women prevail... 6 Sep 2013
A reasonably diverting piece of television, Dates was shown on Channel 4 over several nights during the early summer of 2013, with all nine episodes now available on this DVD. Focusing on several London-based individuals looking for various types of relationships via online introductions, the series will doubtless provoke different reactions in different viewers. With some sharp writing and an element of originality in the ways in which a number of the `dates' work out, the show is never less than entertaining, and though it does hit some very familiar rom-com beats (infidelity, single parenting), it is carried through by its various intersecting stories, no two of which are quite the same.
Of course, how you react to the show is largely determined by what kind of person you are and which characters you can relate to or in some way sympathise with. For instance, I found Oona Chaplin's Mia (ostensibly the `main' character in the show since she appears in more episodes than any other) to be a hateful, superficial flake who certainly deserved her well-concealed unhappiness (this is the most I've disliked a female character since I experienced Zooey Deschanel's performance in 500 Days of Summer), although several friends with whom I have discussed the show (and apparently the series' writers too) viewed her very differently.
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