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Bachelor: ACK!

March 2, 2009

Just got done watching “The Bachelor,” and am currently watching “After the Final Rose,” and I wonder, as I always do, why I watch this show season after season. There’s always this big build-up, episode after episode—“how do I choose between these two women? How can I be in love with two women?”


Is it really that difficult? To look over your choices, examine your heart, listen to its workings and its voice, and determine who is right and who is not? I’m thinking it is the mark of an extremely fickle mind and heart, and perhaps even a little selfish one, to be so wrapped up in the existence of choice to be unable to make one.


Getting completely into the spirit of my night-time soap, I was happy that Jason chose Melissa, even while I liked Molly well-enough. Melissa just seemed very genuine. But Jason is unhappy. The chemistry is changed. (Could this be because Melissa senses a secret hankering???)  Possibly it just isn’t sufficient for Jason to have his one slice of cake…he needs to have the whole dessert cart, because he has now decided that he’s going to take Molly after all, if she’ll have him. Maybe, if she won’t, he’ll turn his attentions back to Deanna.


And for sweet Pete’s sake, man, stop crying like a little girl! Enough, already. I just don’t feel sorry for you anymore. You’re a jerk and a MO-ron.


If anything, I am at least finally understanding why these guys have a hard time meeting people the normal way.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Tony permalink
    March 3, 2009 9:58 am

    This is why I do not like these shows. First, there must be something wrong with these people that they cannot meet a man or woman any other way. Have they met people before and simply cannot make up their minds about what they really want? Second, this type of show, to me, states what our society is dwindling down to that we should watch these people, who are incapable of building a life of their own, destroy other peoples lives as well. I just think this type of show degrades the value of people.

  2. hintonrae permalink*
    March 3, 2009 12:07 pm

    This is probably an indicator of how strange my brain is, but it really reminds me of the Biblical story of King Xerxes and Esther, and how he “auditioned” all of the thousands of beautiful young virgins in the stretches of his kingdom for the position of his queen. You can just imagine how excited and fearful all at the same time most of them must have been…along with all of the cattiness and petty squabbles that went on in that “bachelorette pad”…But Xerxes, unlike our bachelors of today, knew the moment he saw Esther that she was the one. There was something about her that set her unequivocably apart from all of the others for him. Seems to me the show would benefit from that same ingredient.

  3. marionsilver permalink
    March 3, 2009 9:07 pm

    “Possibly it just isn’t sufficient for Jason to have his one slice of cake…he needs to have the whole dessert cart…” — Oh man, I totally agree.

    Nice finisher there, too. 😉

  4. March 5, 2009 12:21 am

    Well Said! Jason is a baby and has treated Melissa so poorly. Great write up.

  5. hintonrae permalink*
    March 5, 2009 9:00 am

    Thanks, Jenny!

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