OLD NEWS BUT I HAVE TO ASK, what is ABC thinking with The Bachelorette? Now, now, before you go off on some tirade about double standards, sexism, and the plight of women everywhere, allow me to explain.
First, let's look at The Bachelor. One guy - and a whole bunch of women. What is the appeal? After careful scientific analysis (i.e. a couple of ideas I ran past my wife), here's why the show works:
- Men in the viewing audience get to watch the attractive women being attractive, all the while thinking how stupid the premise is but that they'd like to have a harem vying for their lovin' spoonful too.
- Women in the viewing audience get to look at a decent looking guy AND get to watch the attractive women being catty and backstabbing, all the while laughing at their misery from the comfort of their own sofa. This is why Oprah is so popular too.
It's a win-win for everybody (and yes, I realize homosexuals are people too but I'm sticking to the majority for the sake of space - if you're gay, feel free to let me know into which of the above categories you would place yourself, if at all).
Now, on to the Bachelorette. One woman (granted, a bonafide hottie at that) - and a whole bunch of guys. What is the appeal going to be?
- Men in the viewing audience get to watch one attractive woman. Well, we can do that on any number of other channels, and without having to see a bunch of hairy dudes acting like idiots to win the fair maiden's attention. *Click*
- Women in the viewing audience get to look at a bunch of men (which might have some potential, although my wife indicates it'll be short-lived) either being hyper-macho and catty or laying on faux emotion and cheese until our eyes don't just roll, but actually do multiple cartwheels in our skulls. *Click*
I just don't believe this program was very well thought out. Or maybe it's my post that isn't. Either way, I won't be watching.
Now, Joe Millionaire, that's some high-class entertainment.
As seen earlier at The World Wide Rant.