The Bachelor

Monday, November 19, 2007

I 'discovered' The Bachelor show during its second season. A number of people at work would discussed the cat fights and who would be the final pick. I began watching the program and was fairly dead on about the final woman/man. But after the one goofball bachelor and his 'promise' ring, I called it quits. You knew exactly the personality types the producers would pick to make the show enticing to viewers.

Due to Dancing With the Stars, I caught a number of previews and because I was doing the touch-up painting tonight, I listened to the final episode as I painted. Same old, same old. The first thing that struck me as odd was one of the earlier previews had shown the foot of one of the two finalists stepping out of the limo...and she was wearing a red dress. I thought it was strange for unless all the women wore red, the producers had given away 'the one'. Then I saw the two ladies and neither wore red. So I thought the twist might be the guy reverting back to a woman he'd already dumped.

Nope, he dumped both of the final two. I'll have to give the guy credit. In the past, the Bachelors would lie through their teeth and once the camera faded, then dump the unlucky woman. At least this season's Bachelor had the courage to say, 'no, I don't want to marry either one and I don't want to make empty promises.'

But it is really time for this program to go. After all these seasons, only 2 success stories in terms of relationships. I would think the 15 minutes of fame just isn't worth all the strife the contestants go through.

Shrug, Carol


Toni Lea Andrews said...

Hell, I'm dating again after a loooong hiatus and I can barely establish intimacy and attraction WITHOUT a camera in my face. I can't imagine wanting to choose a life mate on a TV show. Ick!