MILF Manor viewers can't believe twisted dating show is real

MILF Manor left viewers shocked and disgusted. (TLC/YouTube)
MILF Manor left viewers shocked and disgusted. (TLC/YouTube)

A twisted new US dating show has shocked viewers who are calling it "the darkest thing I have ever seen on television".

MILF Manor has been compared to the parody show MILF Island in sitcom 30 Rock, but has genuinely matched a group of mothers with their own sons as they choose a fellow contestant's child to date.

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The reality show on America's The Learning Channel (TLC) was billed as "8 hot moms...8 younger men...1 shocking twist", which had prompted some people to joke that they thought the twist would be that the younger men were their sons.

However, viewers couldn't quite believe that it was the actual premise of the show, as a screen was lifted in the first episode to reveal that the mothers and sons were waiting to meet each other.

The contestants got a huge shock when the cast was revealed. (TLC/YouTube)
The contestants got a huge shock when the cast was revealed. (TLC/YouTube)

Challenges included the mums being blindfolded and having to feel a line-up of topless men to work out which one was their son in order to win the best bedroom in the manor.

One shocked viewer tweeted: "MILF MANOR IS THE DARKEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN ON TELEVISION OH MY EFFING GOD"

Someone else wrote: "Milf Manor is the worst show I have ever seen. I will be watching every episode."

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Another viewer commented: "How did MILF manor get greenlit at TLC? Why am I still watching this? I am SCARRED"

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Viewers labelled it "demented" and "wildly uncomfortable", but were unable to stop watching as the show unfolded.

One person tweeted: "MILF manor being the single most demented sick and twisted television show put in television in the past 20 years… omg I will be SEATED for every episode"

Someone else wrote: "I cannot. I just cannot. It was *literally a parody show from 30rock*"

Another viewer wrote: "We started milf manor and I am WILDLY uncomfortable 15 minutes in"

YouTuber Rhett McLaughlin tweeted: "I thought I had a high tolerance for trashy reality TV but I’m afraid I’ve met my match with Milf Manor"

As the contestants began to discuss which of the mothers and sons they were considering dating, one viewer tweeted: "rip sigmund freud you would have loved milf manor"