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Facebook’s interactive BuzzFeed dating show: ‘Ham-fisted and unwatchable’

Facebook’s interactive BuzzFeed dating show: ‘Ham-fisted and unwatchable’

RelationShipped is the latest attempt by the social network to move into original content and its vote-influenced Bachelor-esque style is more miss than hit

Inrecent months, Facebook, like Apple, has made a concerted attempt to make gains in the world of streaming. In order to establish itself as a destination for binge-watchers who take to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, the social network launched Facebook Watch, where dozens of series – ranging from scripted comedies such as Nicole Byer’s Loosely Exactly Nicole to lighter fare such as Ball in the Family (centered around Lavar Ball’s family-cum-basketball-empire) – are now available to be streamed at the “Watch” tab adjacent to the newsfeed.

Related: Can Facebook take on Netflix with its first season of original shows?

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