Can we fire ABC's programming department now? I seriously have to imagine the network is kicking itself at this point.
I just watched the season premiere of The Bachelorette, ok, a few days late but just as cheesy.
First of all, at the best of times, this show starts out with 3 strikes against it - in fact, 25 strikes again it.
This is the version, of course, where the guys are going after the girl. At least with The Bachelor there are 25 usually smoking hot, often slutty (no less) girls, cat-fighting and scheming and double-crossing to get the guy. Good stuff.
In this version, it's 25 blah guys, many with the gelled, spikey hair (um, memo: the 3rd season of Saved By The Bell is no longer recording) and a bizarre obsession with their bods. Ugh.
But it could be salvageable if the girl was interesting and hot.
Unfortunately, ABC decided to capitalize on the fact that "America was shocked" (as the smarmy host says) last season, when Jillian was cruelly tossed aside by the Bachelor for a (let's face it) hotter girl - so they made her The Bachelorette this time.
Ok, first, she's Canadian. Hey, they are the nicest people in the world, you would pick Canada to apartment-sit for you if you had to pick a country to apartment-sit. But they are BLAND and boring. And this girl is.
And, not to be shallow - she's not particularly good looking. She's got a bit of a schnozz (which I actually sort of like) but no boobs whatsoever, which I don't like.
The initial meet and greet she had with the guys was just painful. No personality whatsoever. Let me tell you, a hot little blonde in a micro-mini would have made all the difference.
Come on, ABC! Don't you know what America wants?
Seriously, it's no wonder network television is dying with programming decisions like this.
The show has been one of my guilty pleasures, so I'll give it a few episodes to see if it picks up a little, but if it doesn't, let me tell you, I'm just waiting for Big Brother to come along and kill some brain cells.
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