Burlacul is a Romanian reality television dating game show debuting in 2010 on Antena 1. The first season was hosted by Lucian Marinescu, in season 2 he was replaced by host and designer Cătălin Botezatu. From season 6 onwards, the series will be hosted by Răzvan Fodor. There is one related series: Burlăcița who was Andreea Mantea in 2014 [1] and Bianca Drăgușanu in 2011.[2]

Burlacul
StarringLucian Marinescu
(Season 1)
Cătălin Botezatu
(Seasons 2-4)
Andreea Mantea
(Season 5)
Răzvan Fodor
(Season 6-)
Theme music composerBobby Darin
Opening theme"Dream Lover"
Country of originRomânia
No. of series5
No. of episodes30
Production
Running time120 minutes
Release
Original networkAntena 1
Original release30 March 2010 (2010-03-30) –
present

PlotEdit

The series revolves around a single bachelor (deemed eligible) and a pool of romantic interests (22 in season 1, 21 in season 2 and 20 in seasons 3 & 4), which could include a potential wife for the bachelor. The conflicts in the series, both internal and external, stem from the elimination-style format of the show. Early in the season, the bachelor goes on large group dates with the women, with the majority of women eliminated during rose ceremonies. As the season progresses, women are also eliminated on one-on-one dates and on elimination two-on-one dates. The process culminates with hometown visits to the families of the final four women, overnight dates, should they choose to accept, at exotic locations with the final three women, and interaction with the bachelor's family with the final two or three women. In many cases, the bachelor proposes to his final selection. The show is known for its dramatic twists, both structurally and contextually. In some cases, the bachelor may or may not follow the show's standard rose ceremony guidelines. Some bachelors, for instance, have conferred fewer roses than allotted as per standard rose ceremony procedure.

The elimination processEdit

According to the summary on Antena 1, each new Bachelor episode contains a rose ceremony during which one or more contestants is eliminated. Eliminations are based upon date performance (i.e., how the women relate to the bachelor on the dates). The bachelor must follow a process of elimination wherein his pool of bachelorettes is narrowed down week by week by presenting a rose to each of the women he wishes to keep. At any point during the process, if a woman decides she is no longer interested in the bachelor, she may leave. A few have actually done so over the course of the show. In the end, the bachelor may select only one woman for the final rose, but in season 3 all remaining contestants refused the rose and the original bachelor (Vladimir Drăghia) was eliminated.

Season synopsesEdit

Season Premiered Bachelor Winner Runner(s)-Up Proposal Other contestants in order of elimination
1 July 8, 2010 Cătălin Botezatu Violeta Babliuc Mihaela Stanciu No Adriana Tătaru, Nina Cheța, Cristina Simion, Ioana Dumitru, Anca Alesuțan, Cristiana Szabo, Justiana Mâță, Simona Tudor, Alina Golea, Mihaela Craiu, Alina Csiki, Andrada Ersek, Carla Șuteu, Cristina Mantu, Alina Mihăilă, Alexandra Epure, Corina Costache, Melania Potlog, Roxana Robotin, Roxana Codreanu.
2 April 28, 2011 Eduard Popescu Strohlen Ana Maria Savu Anca Fiicanu and Cezara Darie Yes Ramona Neagu, Mihaela Măticiuc, Ioana Dumitru,[3] Violeta Gheorghiță, Emanuela Tudora, Diana Dumitrecu, Andreea Buga, Daciana Magdaș, Anca Lăcătuș, Cătălina Ene, Maria Chihaia, Andra Pantazi, Luminița „Mișu” Ene, Loredana Șerban, Adelina Mihăilescu, Magdalena Vlad, Ramona Peșteleu, Raluca Racoviță.
3
[Note 1]
March 1, 2012 Vladimir Drăghia[1]

Sergiu Barboni

Adelina Boe[4] Sasha Cristea and Irina Drăghia No Diana Roman, Roxana Rusu, Cristina Soare, Isabela Staic, Alexandra Centea, Andra Ceana, Daniela Belbea, Iulia Rebegea, Alexandra Popa, Elena Bulga, Raluca Iacov, Cristina Kudor Bandi, Cristina Retzler, Andra Nicolin, Andreea Zarian, Georgiana Ștefan, Alexandra Pîrîianu.
4 July 4, 2013 Bogdan Vlădău Daciana Ciochina Andreea Motoi No Adriana Chiliban, Alina Culita, Andra Nica, Corina Costache, Florina Ioniță, Iuliana Zorobot, Manuela Gaiță, Marina Gheonea, Raluca Simion, Ramona Chiticaru, Elena Dobrin, Alexa Brindiliu, Gillian Gheorghiu, Petruța Gagiu, Lorena Partale, Dorina Bojescu, Paula Minginer, Alexandra Nicolaescu.
5 January 15, 2015 Andrei Andrei
6 TBA Andy Constantin TBA TBA TBA TBA

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Vladimir Drăghia was eliminated by contestants and he was replaced by Sergiu Barboni

Series guideEdit

Series 1 (2010)Edit

The first series aired on Antena 1 from 8 July to 2 September 2010.

Series 2 (2011)Edit

The second series aired on Antena 1 from 28 April to 23 June 2011.

  • Bachelor: Eduard Popescu Strohlen
  • WINNER: Ana Maria Savu

Series 3 (2012)Edit

The third series aired on Antena 1 from 1 March to 17 May 2012.

  • Bachelor: Sergiu Barboni[5] (replaced Vladimir Drăghia after his elimination)
  • WINNER: Adelina Boe[6]

Series 4 (2013)Edit

The fourth series aired on Antena 1 from 4 July.

  • Bachelor: Bogdan Vlădau[7]
  • WINNER: Daciana Ciochina

Series 5 (2015)Edit

The fifth series aired on Antena 1 from 15 January.

  • Bachelor: Andrei Andrei[8]
  • WINNER: None

Series 6 (TBA)Edit

The sixth series will air on Antena 1.

  • Bachelor: Andy Constantin[9]
  • WINNER: TBA

ControversiesEdit

As a worldwide The Bachelor premiere, when Vladimir Drăghia,[10] the original bachelor was eliminated by contestants. Drăghia was replaced by male model Sergiu Barboni in next episode.

BachelorsEdit

  • Season 1 - Cătălin Botezatu
  • Season 2 - Eduard Popescu Strohlen
  • Season 3 - Vladimir Drăghia[2] (eliminated)
  • Season 3 - Sergiu Barboni
  • Season 4 - Bogdan Vlădău
  • Season 5 - Andrei Andrei

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Burlăcița Andreea Mantea și-a găsit jumătatea! El este cel care a cucerit-o! | Antena 1".
  2. ^ "VIDEO! Burlacita: marea finala nu a avut castigator! | Antena 1".
  3. ^ "Ea a fost refuzată a doua oară de Burlacul". 29 April 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.realitatea.net/burlacul-sergiu-barboni-a-ales-castigatoarea-vezi-cine-e_943031.html Archived 2013-05-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Sergiu Barboni este noul Burlac! | Antena 1".
  6. ^ ""Burlacul" Sergiu a decis să rămână cu Adelina, dar Adelina a ales pe altcineva. Să fie Botezatu? – Evenimentul Zilei".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-06-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ ""Burlacului" Andrei Andrei i-a placut o singura concurenta de la emisiune! Uite cum arata fata si motivul pentru care a refuzat-o". 15 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Burlacul 2020. Cine este, de fapt, Andy Constantin de la Insula Iubirii". 31 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Antena 1, platforma ta de video entertainment. Știri despre emisiunile și vedetele tale preferate | Antena 1".