The only thing I watch on TV is reality based programs. Why? I am a sucker for competition, as it is the one human emotion that brings out one’s true personality. That aside, I have been watching a lot of The Bachelor lately. It is a show that really displays female competitiveness to the extreme. This season has got to be one of the most crazy and insane episodes of The Bachelor that I have ever witnessed, as they are fighting over a man they barely know for the chance to marry him. Seriously, whatever happened to taking your time and meeting that special someone?
Case in point, look at the actual Bachelor himself: Jake, who is extremely good looking. Jake seems like a nice guy, but I am not certain if he is the man that I could imagine introducing to my parents. Imagine my father talking football with this pretty boy, and he would probably oust him to the corner (my guess is that he’s a Cowboys fan…this would not set well with my Redskins rabid father). The first episode really confirmed my suspicions we were really looking at a guy, who probably could not impress my athletic family. For the full disclosure, you are about to witness a guy, who really should not say that he even played football. Also, I think it is quite impossible to play football in evening gowns (though I have to admit it would be fun).
Source: ABC Network
This is just one example of craziness that keeps me coming back to watch week after week. I could personally throw a football better than that guy, as I grew up around male cousins. This taught me the value of fighting for what you want.
The girls are another level of insanity. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. The competitiveness is at an all time high. The first episode saw some of the crazy ones eliminated, including a girl who made a joke about the landing strip. Just recently, we saw the elimination of Roslyn, the first female contestant who was eliminated for messing around with a staffer from the show.
It brings me to make a real good point about reality TV though. If you are crazy enough for putting yourself out there like these girls (and yes, even the Bachelor himself), then prepare for some of the jokes. All in all, I will keep you updated with some of the humorous events from the show. In the meantime, I wonder if they realize that they are making fools of themselves without the opportunity to become the Bachelorette (which is another reality TV show that I am hopelessly addicted to).