I’m not sure why, but I seem to be on a reality TV kick. Regardless, I think it’s pretty clear I need to pick up a book. (I welcome any suggestions for some good summer reading!)
Quite by accident I watched the opening episode of a new realty show titled ‘More to Love ’, which aired last week on FOX. My reaction as I watched the cast emerge from their Bachelor-like limo was a mixed bag. Hopeful, yet skeptical, with a healthy dose of cynicism sprinkled on top.
Every time an eligible bachelorette came out of her limo, they flashed her height AND weight on screen. That needs to be spelled out for the audience? If it weren’t so pathetic it would be infuriating.
What the show lacks in creativity (mimicking another failed premise – The Bachelor), it makes up for in wounded women lamenting about their unsuccessful love lives – which they all contribute to their size.
Is this show really going to help these women find true love in six weeks – even with a fat-friendly bachelor? Highly unlikely no matter what size they are.