I don’t watch it and I never will. But if the rumors are true about what happened last night, I hope this show rots in hell. It has officially become the worst reality show ever, surpassing even “Joe Millionaire.” That’s right, Disney Owned ABC is worse that a FOX show.
The premise of The Bachelor is simple: Hot dude wants a wife, so he gets 20 women to vie for his love. Every week he passes out roses to the chicks he likes and none to the ones he doesn’t. Once it’s down to two, he proposes to one. The end.
There have been 13 seasons (plus four for The Bachelorette ‘spin off’) and only Bachlorette #1 has gotten and stayed married. I’d use that to make a point about women being smarter, but of the other three Bachelorette’s, one chose herself and two chose dudes, so it looks like it’s about 50-50 there, compared to the 99.999% failure rate of the dudes. Boy, America, they sure can pick ’em!
Now, picking out your “One True Love” on national TV is pretty messed up right there, let’s not make any bones about it. But as the story goes, the Bachelor and the Producers colluded to have him pick his Not True Love to ‘win’ on the show, but then he was going to dump her, a few weeks later, and go back to One True Love. Now, rumor aside, last night he did pick Girl #1 and then, six weeks later, dump her for #2.
The Sturdy Tubes have been hinting about this for a while now (if you know where the TV Nerds live, and I do cause I are one), but it broke regular news yesterday morning, about 12 hours before the show aired. Various sources are claiming there was no fix, what are you talking about, and others are sure the fix is on.
Look, we all know a breakup is the worst thing in the world, most of the time. If it’s one sided, you sit there wondering ‘What did I do?’ The amicable ‘You know, we’re not all that together’ breakup is exceptionally rare, and most of the time one (or both) members spends a few nights up to here with Ben&Jerry and some movies. Anyone who has had a breakup in public knows how terrible it can get. Well congratulations, ABC, you just did that to a woman on National TV.
From what I hear, Melissa (Not True Love) looked like this was all news to her and was pissed. She called Jason (the Bachelor) a bastard and said “Don’t call me. Don’t text me anymore. Leave me alone please.” Then Jason kept looking away when people asked him if he’d been seeing Molly (True Love) on the side, making him look like a liar.
Melissa, if you read this, come on by for some dinner with a couple who never watched your show and still think you’re a regular person. We can talk about Battlestar Galactica, play some DDR and forget that the House of Mouse just treated you like garbage. Jason, if you read this, in 14 years your son will be able to hold this moment up as a free pass any time you complain about what he’s doing. “Really, Dad? Cause I didn’t dump a girl on national TV.” Nice role model you turned out to be.