Disaster Date is a hidden camera TV-show on MTV. The networks long history with reality TV prompts them to constantly look for new ways to present individuals in seemingly real life situations, in this case it centers on awful dating experiences. The premise goes something like this; a participant’s friend sets them up on a blind date. Unbeknownst to the participant, they are going on a date with an actor who has been informed about the types of behavior that the participant hates. The actors then exhibit these behaviors on the date to see how the participant will handle the situation. The date lasts for one hour and for every minute of the hour that the participant endures the will receive one dollar (again, without their knowledge of this). If they endure the entire hour, the actor then reveals that they are on the show. Everyone has had a bad date so it is easy to imagine the uncomfortable situation these participants find themselves in. It is the job of the actors to make things as uncomfortable and yet believable as possible. It’s a challenge that Monika Smith enjoys and is extremely good at doing.
Monika Smith can currently be seen in the role of Sylvia on Blunt Talk season one as well as the upcoming seasons two of this STARZ production starring Patrick Stewart.