So someone I know (I won't mention names) started watching the "hit" show The Bachelor a couple of weeks ago. It's mental bubblegum after a hard Monday, so I get it. It's the woman's version of Monday Night Football, only the cheerleaders are the contestants, and instead of beer commercials we get... something else. I don't know because I don't watch and it's on DVR which means the commercials scream by while we look away.
Anyway, a week or two ago this person asked me to google Deanna, a dramatic character with a dramatic past that was going to make a dramatic re-entry into the drama. I came across a quote from the show's producer:
It's the most dramatic anything ever. (story here includes quote)This, I had to see.
So I sat down and watched a little bit of the final episode, and the "after the rose" show in which the bachelor dumped his chosen one in favor for the one he spurned. On national TV. What a loser. I think the dumpee, who is a 25 year old hottie, will one day be counting her lucky stars.
Anyway, it turns out the show was the most boring anything ever. It was like a badly acted soap opera, a real-life dumping by an immature and overly emotive boy. It wasn't even edited very well. It looked like they pieced together sound bites out of order to pump up the drama and add intrigue to a straightforward "I made a mistake and want you back" scene.
It also turns out that the producer, Mike Fleiss (I wonder if he's any relation to Heidi since they're in similar businesses), had more to say than the most dramatic anything ever. He added, "Just when you think the show is going to end, it doesn't." Boy, I'll say. I kept hoping it would end, but it didn't.
This show would be so much better with cheerleaders and beer commercials.