Tuesday, February 28, 2006

My Last Bachelor

Yup. That's it. Kaput. Done. The End.

This was by far, the worst season of The Bachelor ever. Ironically, Travis is probably the best bachelor the show has ever had. In real life. But as a tv reality show bachelor, he sucks.

Rumor has it that the producers found him and had to convince him to be on the show. Let that be a lesson for them. ABC, find people who actually want to be there. It's the only way you're going to get a show that is halfway entertaining. I think poor Travis thought 6 weeks in Paris would be fun and a great escape from his harried schedule as an ER resident. But the joke was on him. It only took 2 shows before he began to look uncomfortable and sound stilted. It was like watching an animal stuck in a trap that he couldn't even chew his way out of.

And shame on ABC for using Moana as a ratings tool. Sure, no one forced the girl to be there and her self-inflicted victim routine got old, but she's a real live person with real feelings. Watching her crash and burn last night was beyond unpleasant. It was painful.

In the end, it did work out for Travis. He narrowed his selection down to 2 women who couldn't be more different. Sarah was the sun and Moana was the moon. Sarah was peace and joy, laughter and comfort. Moana was excitement and danger and drama. And Travis is definitely not a drama kind of guy, so he picked Sarah.

And speaking of drama, could the producers not have prepped Travis a little better with his final speech to Sarah? Not only wasn't it romantic, it was choppy and awkward. Sort of like his "Are you a sexual person?" speech. But I'm afraid what we saw last night was the real Travis. A gorgeous, intelligent, super nice guy who can't string 3 words together. In real life, a super catch. In TV reality world, a boring dud.


I wish the producers didn't feel the need to give us "high drama" or to fool us with their crappy editing. I don't want to see people hurt or made fun of. I want to see a romance. Which is why from now on, I'll just stick to reading them.

10 comments:

erin said...

See, I told you no good can come of a man dating 20 women at the same time...

MariaGeraci said...

Yes, Erin. You are right.

Now, remember I said that, because I have a feeling that I might need you to remind of that in a few months...

Mel Francis said...

Well, I would like ABC to do a follow up on Ward and June. I wonder if they'll make it.

And I wonder if they'll pull Moana or Dr. Demented back for the Bachelorette. Wouldn't that be a hoot? Dr. Demented and her rotting eggs on dating 20 possible sperm donors?

That would be like watching a car wreck. We wouldn't want to rubber neck, but we wouldn't be able to stop ourselves.

MariaGeraci said...

No, I am done. Finished. No more Bachelor for me. I swear, that Moana scene was just too painful. I had tears in my eyes for the poor girl. I would kick Travis in the balls if I thought he had any. That whole scene was orchestrated by ABC. Why do they always have to lead the rejected girl on at first? Why can't they just tell them right off the bat, "I'm not picking you", instead of going into a diatribe of their wonderful characteristics...etc, only to be followed by the eventual BUT...

Honestly, it never bothered me so much before. But this time it did. I wish Travis and Sarah well (I would never wish them anything else) but my heart goes out to Moana by the way she was treated by ABC.

Mel Francis said...

You can't tell me for one second that if dr. demented wasn't the next Bachelorette you wouldn't watch. I know you would.

You wouldn't be able to help yourself.

I mean, it's The Doc and her rotting eggs on a Sperm Search.

Now that's TV!

MariaGeraci said...

Well, okay, maybe I'd watch Dr. Demented. But only because I'm weak...

Lucy said...

Wait a minute. Moana was rotten egg girl? I guess I assumed rotten egg girl was eliminated in the very beginning.

Mel Francis said...

Lucy,

Moana wasn't rotten egg girl. Rotten egg girl was Ali G who I have affectionately named Dr. Demented. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to bring either of the women back for Bachelorette...but I'd especially watch if they brought Dr. Demented back to go on her Sperm Hunt.

Honestly. That would be a hoot. Much better tv than sweet little Dr. Dud.

Ellen said...

Apparently, he must have seen the light with (Susan?)--he sure lusted after her. Did her true nature surface? I missed the last couple shows.

He really did seem like a nice guy, and he and Sarah TN would be a nice couple to have for friends or neighbors--but weird for high drama.

I'd like to see a follow up too. Have they ever done one on couples from previous seasons?

MariaGeraci said...

Ellen,

Susan was a big fake and Travis saw right through her. I agree, he had the hots for her. But she wants to go to LA and become an actress. After he found this out, the hots cooled to lukewarm...and she was a goner.

 

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