Gotta Ask about The Bachelor show...

@coffeebreak (17824)
United States
March 6, 2008 8:13pm CST
I watched the first one - yeah, okay, fine, whatever. Anyway, the point of the show is so lame - I mean come on... the guys that they have are cute, handsome, hot, sucessful, wealthy, perfect in every way....what every women look for.... so I'm sorry, I just dont think they have that hard a time finding women that they have to go on national TV to do so! Point proven by the fact that NONE have gotten married! It is such a crock, IMO. I guess you could watch it for a good laugh, but then again, I find it hard to laugh at such blantant stupidity. They show the girls and all the cat fights and such....BORING!!! Throw in the fact that it appears that it is a requirement that the women chosen to be on the show MUST be gorgous in every way, perfect shape, no glasses, totally glamorous etc. Nothing less than a "perfect 10" is allowed to be on the show! So what do you think? They can't get their own women, they can't get them on TV, so what are we to think about that? (okay, I am laughing now!)
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@jcotton (10)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
Well - I did watch the first one - and it was ok - it was new. Now they are ridiculous - reality tv has gotten way out of hand. Besides all of the points that you noted - which are 100% correct - who couldn't fall in love in the idealistic situation. On the show there is no real life - no money problems - no anything. Of course there going to get along - what do they have to argue or discuss!!?? When every date your being swept off your feet to some exotic place - and then you spend and enjoyable time doing something marvelous that you would never otherwise been able to do - you are going to grow attraction. I think the entire concept is ridiculous.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Boy you got that right! Perfect people, perfect situation, perfect dates...what could possibly go wrong, so why bother! Where's the 'reason to tune in next week"! I haven't watched a sin\llge one since the first one and that one was hit and miss.
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• Canada
7 Mar 08
I felt that it was a hit or miss on the first season too... Now the bachelorette - which there was only 1 or maybe 2 seasons of - I don't know. I watched the first one with that Trista and Ryan.... And apparently they have a baby and everything is just dandy for them. Still seems a little fishy to me - I think the producers had to pay a bit for that kind of promotion for it to still be going on and them together. There hasn't been one other couple who has stayed together let alone get married. Do you think that the bachelorette one is real and they are actually in love and everything they claim or do you think it is a plow to state that at least 1 of the shows prospects worked out?
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Yeah, the Trista and Ryan., they are the only ones that made it. I don't the details, could really care less, but I'd venture to say that the get "paid" for doing anything if the network wants to be a part of it. I mean, like the network paid for the wedding and then televised it.. they got a nice wedding for free! Why not do it? they probably have some kind of contract that says they get paid for things they do. I haven't heard much about them lately, since it was annonced she was pregnant. And if they can accomodate that, why not do it?
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@brimia (6588)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I know it's pretty ridiculous but I still watch it. I don't think I've missed a season yet. It's funny to see these women fight and make fools of themselves especially when they get drunk...I know, that's awful but I love the "drama". Obviously it doesn't work since none of the bachelors have gotten married (only the "bachelorette" did and only one of the bachelors is still with the one he chose (they've been engaged a long time). When they're in these "perfect" situations of course everything is great but once they get back to the real world they probably realize the relationship isn't as easy. The last bachelor didn't even end up picking one at the end. He just admitted it probably wouldn't work with either of the last 2...wow, what a revelation ;)
@Winter08 (441)
• Canada
9 Mar 08
I've watched the last two Bachelors. The "Officer and A Gentleman" bachelor was a Navy officer and apparently was not "rich" in dollars. He may still be with his chosen girl. She was supposed to be moving to where he was based. I think the last guy (the bar owner) had commitment issues. At least that was how it struck me when he was unable to make a choice. This almost makes me sound like an "avid" fan. The "reality" is: "The Bachelor" is like a train wreck in the making. I find it absolutely fascinating that the women that go on this show, who all seem to have watched past seasons of the show, seem to have no clue of the process. They must have seen the drunken behaviour. And they participate in it on their season. They must have seen the emotional devastation as each girl gets sent home. And they repeat the drama of the "rejection." To watch this show, to sign onto this show, and then to be surprised when they don't receive a rose ... train wreck.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
9 Mar 08
That is what I don't get.. and most of why it doesn't give me any interest to watch it..the women have watched it previously so they know "how to play the game" which just makes me wonder how much of that drama is real and how much is acted. The guy knows he doesn't have to actually marry the girl so he can just play the field how he likes...so what's the point of the show. You know alot of it is acting cause everyone knows how they have to act.
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@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
20 Mar 08
I am a hopeless romantic so I love the show. And you are wrong in none of them getting married to each other because there are quite a few who have and some of them now have children as well. They bring them back to the show every once in awhile to keep people updated. But I do agree with you that, what is wrong with these good looking, rich, and supposedly nice, men that they have to go on a game show on TV to find a wife. And the women that are on the show too, are gorgeous so why can they not find their own dates. I would be too humiliated to go on a show like this.