Labor of Love review: Forget dating, this is a 'mating show'

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that people will watch any old dating show under quarantine, no matter how staggeringly dumb it is. You could take this show and bury it in the desert, and people would still be able to locate it from the stench of its utter, logic-defying stupidity. Watching Labor of Love is like pulling your brain out of your ear with a corkscrewand booting it into a lake. Gallery: What to watch if you've exhausted Netflix (Red UK) In textbook dating show fashion, Kristy is a 41-year-old divorcee who must choose between 15 different hunks. Because, that’s right, Labor of Love is a dating show where the prize is a real life flesh-and-blood baby. They look, obviously, likethe sort of people who’d sign up for a reality show about getting a woman pregnant. The format is awful, especially the part where the woman eliminates potential fathers on an iPad app. The house they all live in is awful, not least because one of the rooms is an infantilised man cave called “The Father Hood”. It feels like a document designed to be presented to God as an argument for the total eradication of the human race. The child will grow up and discover how they came into being and embark on an unbreakable cycle of destructive behaviour that leaves a permanent trail of regret behind them. However, if any Fox executives are interested in paying me for the rights to Sperm Lottery, please get in touch through the usual channels.