More to Love – or Hate?

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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.

Good hunting…


5 responses to “More to Love – or Hate?”

  1. Gina says:

    Oh man, I saw a preview for that show and didn’t know what to think. What will they come up with next? And to think they flash the height and weight of the women on the screen, what the heck??! Who cares!! Our society needs help, hopefully this show fails, miserably.

  2. Sagan says:

    Reality TV is so addicting. Hence why I just don’t ever watch TV. I wouldn’t get anything else done!

    I’m fascinated and disgusted by shows like this, for both the reason that it assumes that we’re all looking for love and love can be “found” anywhere, and also for the idea that the height and weight needs to be there and “he must be such a great guy because he doesn’t give a damn about weight!”. Give me a break. Weight shouldn’t be a factor at all if it’s love, and people don’t have to go on a TV show to prove themselves!

    (sorry. The producers of these things frustrate me :)).

  3. Jaime says:

    Reading a book? Yes! What’s better than summer reading?

  4. I watched part of that after reading something about it, and I wasn’t impressed either. Those poor girls. I know they signed up for it, but did they really know what it was going to be like?

  5. Cindy says:

    Oops! Where did Prince Charming go? He seemed to have slipped away during all the discussion…that’s just like him! 😉

    I definitely agree with all of you. It’s tough to buy into any concept where we’re to believe one can find true love in just a few short weeks – much less while cameras are filming your every move. Can you imagine? Oh reality.

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