Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I have a little more to say about "The Bachelor"

Ok, so I watched this week's episode of the Bachelor, and while I usually have asked myself in the 5+ years I have watched the show,"why do I watch this?", this time around I find myself asking, "how can these people take themselves seriously?!" This show is ridiculous.

Me and my mom always had a theory that the people on the show had ear pieces being told what to do and to say. For example, in the make-out scenes, there is a producer saying "make sure your hand isn't covering her face-the camera can't see it! No! Don't put your hand in her hair--the hair people spent forever on that!!" You get the idea.

So the thing that made me lose it this week was when at least 4 girls started crying throughout the episode, saying to the bachelor, "I just don't feel special to you!""I hate seeing you flirt and go out with other girls!" And I wonder if anyone there at all, be it the cameramen, the producers, or even the bachelor himself, says/screams to them, "What did you think you were signing up for?!?!" Or do they go ahead and let them go on and on like that just because it makes for good tv. Probably the latter. And with all this ridiculousness, Brad the bachelor eats it right up: he goes off saying how good it is for them to be open with him and tell him these things. Mr. Therapy.

Speaking of therapists, Brad's therapist came on to the show to check up on him, because after all, Brad has been meeting with him for three years to discuss his commitment issues (because this bachelor happened to be the bachelor 3 years ago and he didn't choose any of the girls, which apparently made every woman in America mad at him. Heaven forbid that he didn't happen to meet his "soul-mate" from 25 applicants for a tv show!) And his therapist is an idiot. Brad says that it's hard because with every date with every different girl, he feels chemistry and just wants to kiss them. And his therapist is all, "you go ahead and do that. Explore that chemistry." I don't think you need to be a therapist to say that if you struggle with committing to a girl in general, it's not the smartest to make out with a bunch of them in the course of a few days. But hey, that's just me.

I don't really know what the moral of this post should be. That maybe I should stop watching this crap? But I just can't look away!

1 comment:

  1. I tried to warn you. For the record, I'm done with the show. For real this time.