If You Believe in Happily Ever After, Why Are You Watching Reality TV?
That is the question I ask myself all the time.
At this point I have had enough seaplanes, exotic locales, true confessions over wine, and hunky bachelors to last me for a long time.
No silly, not in my real life. In my fantasy life via Reality TV. Specifically The Bachelorette. Some question my intelligence for watching this garbage, but I enjoy the sheer cheesiness of it. Besides, where else could I armchair psychoanalyze people for kicks?
Ashley, the most emotionally needy and dare I say damaged bachelorette to come along in a while, had her happily ever after when she chose JP and he chose her back with a 4 carat Neil Lane engagement ring.
That is if you believe Reality TV can ever produce a happily ever after.
Already bets are starting on how long it will last.
They do seem to compliment each other well – they make a very cute couple and you can see the chemistry between them. He negates her insecurity and neediness by adoring her absolutely.
Sure I wish them well, but I know better after umpteen seasons of the Bachelor franchise. Will they end up like the one couple, Trista and Ryan – the only couple? You can’ t count Jason and Molly because she wasn’t picked, at first that is.
I hope Ashley finishes Dental School so she has a backup plan. I hope to see JP on a cheesecake Fireman Poster or Calendar someday soon – The Men in Construction – just JP and a hardhat.
I totally agree with the following about the show and the people on it:
fantasy, question intelligence, garbage, emotionally needy, damaged and insecure. I could add to this list, as anyone could who’s seen the show for 10-minutes.
If you want to spend a better hour armchair psychoanalyzing people for kicks, go to the local coffee shop, mall, strip center, or a hundred other places and people watch. Much higher value time spent.
Just to be clear, this is just my two cents.
watched it four five minutes last night. Can see how it could be addictive