Monday, April 23, 2007

The Bachelor (or, when reality tv goes too far)

I think you've all figured out that I'm a reality tv fan. I like "What Not to Wear" and "The Amazing Race." I get a kick out of "Iron Chef America," and I'm totally obsessed with "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars." But enough is enough.

"The Bachelor" is nothing but a brothel shown on television. You start with a large group of women, all acting like idiots trying to get this one guy's attention, and then he goes through and chooses which women he feels the biggest "connection" with. Week after week, the women cat fight, brawl, badmouth, gossip, and claw at each other behind his back, and then as soon as he comes in the room, the sweetness and light reappears. You know, I thought polygamy was outlawed, but it's living strong every Monday night on television. And what makes it worse, is that real emotions are being tampered with here.

I equally hate the one (I can't remember the name right now) where they take the moms from two houses and switch them. That seriously messes with the kids' heads.

I enjoy watching television for entertainment. I disagree with programming that causes the viewer to turn into a peeping tom into someone else's heartache for the purposes of a cheap thrill.


Karen said...

Boy, do I agree with you on this. And I just can't understand what kind of need this fills for the women who subject themselves to all this garbage.

Neat writing exercise in your last post. I might have to give that a try.

Framed said...

Do I watch The Batchelor because it follows Dancing with the Stars or do I enjoy women making fools of themselves? Probably both. I think the network pays them to act like that. All I can say is "Vote for Apollo and Julianne!!!!

Tristi Pinkston said...


You should definitely try the writing exercise. It really got my brain thumping along, that's for sure.


It is kind of a strange fascination, isn't it?? I admit I watched it tonight and was so glad to see those three witches go!

And did you know that Julianne is Mormon?

Janette Rallison said...

Who has time for TV? I barely have time to shower--all of you writers: Get back to work!

Framed said...

I agree with the three women who did not get a rose. I am definitely rooting for Tessa. She's so normal.
I didn't know that about Julianne. I knew she was from Salt Lake and her costumes usually aren't as racy as say . . .Edyta (sp). And I adore Apolo.

Sandra said...

Just an fyi on Dancing with the Stars- the costumer is also the costumer for the BYU ballroom team

booklogged said...

Tristi, I agree wholeheartedly! I watched Bachelor once, early on - you summed it up perfectly. I have watched a few episodes of Dancing with the Stars this season because of Apollo and Billie Ray. Interesting that it's the same designer as for the BYU team. The guy that did the Star Wars dance impresses me.

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