Matt Roush says...
It’s one thing to be catfished, but what if your blind date shows up looking like one? Therein lies the premise of TV’s latest silly variation on the dating game, in which willing singles agree to go out with strangers who, like them, are cloaked in elaborate prosthetics that make them look like animals, aliens, even dinosaurs. It’s The Masked Romantic! The idea being, much like the hapless costumed participants in Judge Wackner’s court on the new season of The Good Fight, that no one will be able to judge the other on their looks or other superficial traits. At least it beats falling for the manufactured angst of shows like The Bachelor.