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Critics have labeled it sexist and a step backward similar to the outdated custom of an arranged marriage, but the show partly reflects today’s Chinese marriage ecosystem where “leftovers” and their parents hit the panic buttons when festive events must be attended such as family gatherings during Lunar New Year, the Lantern Festival or Chinese Valentine’s Day (February 11).

Part of this stems from the still present notion of , or 剩女.which aired its first episode on Christmas Eve 2016.The show’s gimmick puts the burden of choosing a partner not on potential suitors, but on their parents.MTV has apparently posted a casting notice for a new season the show.According to the notice, the program will give "disapproving parents the power to pick candidates to date their son or daughter and replace their current unsuitable love interest." robs them of their own agency and shows them how little their parents trust them.