By forcing real people to follow a script, market-tested for success, and turning the audience and media against anyone who dares defy that script, the puppet masters of reality TV have made us choose a thirst for entertainment over compassion for real lives at stake.
They were so much better-looking in person. We were actually floored by how good-looking they were. They were all very comfortable and charismatic on stage. Clearly, they had been in front of cameras for months. None of them seemed shy or embarrassed to be there.
Toward the end of the show's filming, a cast member named Eric Hill, who was booted fairly on, died in a paragliding accident. And Monday night, we finally got to watch what happened when the remaining cast members got the news.
I really wish I knew how the producers encourage the men to meet our bachelorette -- do they tell them to admit how nervous they are or persuade them to come up with the corniest and/or most memorable introduction?
It may seem unimaginable to witness an event that brings together HIV and AIDS education in Africa, bone marrow transplants, celebrities and soccer for people of all ages. That's what happened, however, at LAFEST last Sunday.
This week on The Bachelor, we're headed to Montana so Sean can "test" some of the women (because he hasn't already put them into enough life-threatening situations) on how to brave the great outdoors. And we get the dreaded two-on-one date!
On this week's episode of The Bachelor, we're greeted by a shirtless Sean, inner-monologue-ing to us about the coming week while lifting weights and running on the treadmill. We get it -- these girls are lucky.
In this week's episode of The Bachelor, the producers wasted no time in getting all the clichés out of the way on the first date -- helicopter ride, skyscraper and harnesses, relationship-building jump.