Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I just gotta say

Did you know that Melissa, whom the Bachelor Jason Mesnick, dumped uncerimoniously on national TV last night, had been a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader?

I kept thinking that I had seen her somewhere before and now I know it's from the Making the Dallas Cowboy's Cheerleaders show on CMT. She looked so familiar, and now I know why.

But, um, can you believe that Jason sent her away?
There has been so much written and said about this season of the Bachelor, and I know I'm not going to have such a unique perspective when I say that the show doesn't really set the couples up for long term romance. Can you imagine marrying someone that you have only, maybe, gone out with 6 or 7 times? And many of those were group dates that didn't allow for any serious conversation. And they aren't exactly building a strong foundation when they are pulled out of reality and put in those romantic and unrealistic situations. No one has to get up early for work the next day. No one has family problems, work problems, money problems, in this world. There aren't dirty clothes piling up in the corner, no groceries to run and get, no cramps or tampons, no sour milk in the fridge and no dog that needs to be walked.
How can two people be expected to form any kind of long term attachment when the whole show is not set up for monogamy. If Jason had trouble choosing between two such great girls, then it's because the show set him up to fall in love twice.
Now, don't me wrong. I know these people signed up for this and they understand what may happen. And that they may be totally humiliated on national TV. I get that. And I watch it, like millions of other people.
But I understand. That. These. Are. Real. People. People are messy and make mistakes and have good intentions and want love. They aren't actors in a movie. It's not scripted. The producer doesn't decide that it should have really been Jillian he kept and sent Molly home. And as much as I watch and enjoy the whole drama of it all, I know that most of it is for entertainment, not for real, deep, everlasting love. Not the way it's arranged.
So, I'll keep watching (because I have a secret crush on Chris Harrison) and I will hope that another couple can find some kind of real relationship. And another rose.


Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Didn't watch this season but caught last night's last few minutes. I guess I was a bit lost and I'm still a bit confused but I feel bad for these girls and/or guys whose hearts are put out there only to be stomped on.

Alison said...

Jason is a total tool. I'm not sure if you're familiar with RealitySteve.com, but he spilled the beans on this most.shocking.finale.EVER! a few weeks ago. Even thought I read all the spoilers I was still disgusted with what happened Monday night. I feel so sorry for Melissa. However, after seeing Jason's behavior, she dodged a HUGE bullet.

I almost feel sorry for Jillian. She'll make a great Bachelorette, but I don't want to see her ruined like so many others.
They do sign themselves up for this. Hopefully with good intentions. But really, it's nearly impossible to find true love when you've gone on four group dates and have been alone with the person twice.

It's ridiculous. But you know I'll be watching.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine winning and then having to watch the episodes where he makes out with all these other girls? gag me. I'd never get the image out of my head.

Rona's Home Page said...

Did you ever watch the Dallas Cowboys realty show? It was actually very good. These ladies have to go through alot to be a cheerleader.

Mimi said...

She may have been dismissed by that noodle-head but she's doing great on Dancing with the Stars. She has such a great personality and everyone just loves her, me included.