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Love Village Review 2023 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Four episodes in and I am hooked 😀
Hosted by Becky and Tamura Atsushi, two of the most friendly Japanese TV personalities, this new reality romance series features more mature participants in a derivative of its famous and infamous spiritual predecessor “Terrace House”.
The participants live together in a house in a rural village. They get 30,000 yen per month for food, which is not a lot for the number of people (8), but they can grow vegetables to supplement their food. Oh, and their mobile phones are taken away.
There are strong personalities and characters, and a vibe which differs a lot from the young adults featured in “Terrace House”. The participants range in age from early-30s to 60, some are divorced, some have children, or ongoing careers.
So you’re not watching young, good-looking people trying to find love; you’re watching older, average to good-looking people with previous life experience trying to find love. And you get an intimate look into the lives of “ordinary” Japanese adults.
Japanese society is normally very reserved. People, especially strangers, don’t normally share intimate details or have intimate conversations. They just don’t usually happen. So by simply appearing on this series already these participants are not ordinary.
And I am 100% on board with that.
Already I think there will be lots of tension and I’m not sure there will be many matches, if any at all. This series will probably not be a hit with most younger audiences. But I’m willing to bet that older viewers will love it. Ganbatte ne.