Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Bachelor

First of all...keep the baby dates coming, this could be fun:-) As a reminded, my due date is May 4th, but it is unlikely that we will get very close to that. The doctor considers April 6th to be a good target date where they should be strong and healthy...anything beyond that is icing on the cake. But, there are no rules that say I can't go full term!!!

In other news, I watched my first ever (I think...at least the first in a VERY long time) full episode of The Bachelor last night. What. The. Fuck. It kinda made me ashamed to be a woman, or at least to be told that these are "amazing, beautiful women".

1) Some of them are sorta cute. One looks like a horse. None are that good-looking. Which would be OK if they were bringing something else to the table. But...
2) I can't even imagine how low your self-opinion has to be to go on a show like that. The whole situation is completely fucked up (we can talk about The Situation some other day...hee hee) and can only exist because of self-esteem issues. Think about it...these girls have to basically show up and beg for attention from one guy, putting on a lengthy show to demonstrate which of them can do the most to please him. Never once do any of them get to ask what he may bring to a relationship...they just have to assume he is awesome and then grovel.
2a) Case in point...I saw on The Soup where a girl got kicked off for flirting with a cameraman. Yet, the guy is allowed to fool around with all of them and spend "romantic overnights" with any of them that he chooses. So, he can bang every one of them and they all love it, but if any of them say hello to another guy, they get booted.
3) If there is a worse way to start a relationship, I can't think of it. There are cameras everywhere...the guy is simultaneously making out with 30 other girls (and sleeping with at least several), everyone is on vacation and you get tiny snippets of time to actually meet each other, each one of which has at least the outline of a script drawn up. Also...how long are they there for? I feel like they all fall madly in love with him sometime between 15 and 25 minutes of meeting him...
4) What is up with the production quality? It seemed like the whole second half of the show was filmed on someones Flip...was there something weird going on last night?

Anyway, I realized that maybe my brief love of the show wasn't gonna work when I noticed that there had been a 30 minute long, tear-filled scene where one of the girls quits (not real sure why, to be honest) and I couldn't muster an ounce of interest. It was supposed to be crushingly emotional and devastating for both of them, but I just couldn't figure out why they were taking it so seriously...can you imagine if you broke down like that every time you went on two dates with someone and realized it was just not happening? At least I know I wouldn't have sat on his lap and flashed my panties to a national audience while I did it;-)

So...anyone care to defend the show? Did I miss something?

12 comments:

Exgf said...

June 22!!! The babies will come on my bday!!!!

HappyascanB said...

Completely agree. The show is absurd!

I'd guess April 15 ~ Tax Day Babies!!!

Exgf said...

j/k about the due date - realized I didn't put that in my comment...must be the cold medicine..you can totally delete it :)

Goldilocks said...

Most of the girls go on this show to get their 15 minutes of fame, and hopefully draw it out to a couple hours after the show ends.

Case in point: one former contestant now has her own reality show featuring her whole family.

I actually watched the first couple seasons, but its just the same thing, different people.

Our Happy Married Life... said...

the show is absurdly ridic! I watch it but have no idea why. the girl that looks like a horse must be Vienna. She is the ugliest girl in the shows history i think. And one of the biggest bitches. I actually think Allie (the one who left for work) was the best candidate. She's a nice girl, real, and told off Vienna numerous times for being a big bitch. If you go to realitysteve.com you can find out other juicy stuff like who wins which will PISS YOU OFF!

Rachel and John said...

Ali who quit, did so because her work wouldn't give her anymore time off. So she had to choose between Jake and her job. So good choice by her. I just wish she wouldn't have said sorry so many times.
I'm not defending the show though. It's a train wreck but I can't stop watching it.

Kathleen said...

Train wreck is right. And I usually watch the last couple of episodes from time to time just for laughs (and occasional panty flashing-ha!)

And like Goldilocks said the majority of these girls are all Z-list actors. My cousin who is an actor says he often ends up at auditions (non-reality TV included) with them all the time.

Brian said...

My birthday is April 6th so I'm going with the good doctor on this one and choosing my favorite day of the year.

Nicole said...

I have not watched since the Andrew and Jenn (who later became a bachelorette) fiasco. Jenn's stint as the bachelorette was just as bad. It's way too much drama for me. But we do talk about it at work, since most of the young'uns there watch it and we all think Vienna looks EXACTLY like a horse!!! I would probably be bitchy too if I resembled a HORSE!!! LOLOLOL

And for the baby pool, I am going with April 14th at 5:17 am.

steffi2282 said...

Ah, ok, so I am going for April the 14th.
Just because I like the date. :-)

bullmasTIFFgrrl said...

The Bachelor is stupid. So are most reality shows. I don't want to keep up with the Kardashians, or follow Kendra or see any celebrities get fit. Is all lame and fake.

As for the babies..I'm guessing April 8th.

Rebekah said...

Ok, I'm going to say April 11. I don't really know why. I just like it.

Also, thanks for putting my feelings about the Bachelor into better words than I probably could have. I cannot watch a show that makes it look like women are all groveling for male attention from one guy without even thinking about what an ass he might be.