So I rarely talk about television on here, but do any of you watch The Bachelor? Oh. My. Gosh. Talk about drama. I have never watched it, and, in fact, thought it looked stupid, but this year it came on one of those nights where nothing else was on so I decided to watch. Let me tell you, I have been hooked and watched every single night since.
So if you don’t watch it, here is a little breakdown. Jason, who is the bachelor, starts out with 25 very different women. Each week he narrows them down until the final two, at which point he has the option to propose to one of them. So this year, the final two were Melissa and Molly. Josh and I both have been routing for Melissa for awhile now. We absolutely adore her – she is funny, cute (previous Dallas Cowboys cheerleader), wants to teach, and really genuine. Then there was Molly, who is also great, but just not our favorite. So the final episode he sends Molly home and actually proposes to Melissa, and which point she squeals with happiness and he picks her up and spins her around. It was so sweet, and the show ended with Josh and I really, truly hoping that they would make it and end up married forever and ever. WELL, there is always a final episode where the couple comes on and talks about life after the show. Usually the other girls are on, too. This year when it started, the studio was completely empty and the host said something about protecting the privacy of those involved, blah, blah, blah. So Jason comes out and proceeds to tell the host that he is still in love with Molly and thinks he made a mistake.
But whatever, ya know, it’s his life and obviously he can do whatever he wants with it. Here’s where the really, terrible part happened. They bring out Melissa and he proceeds to break up with her and tell her he loves Molly on national television. What kindof JERK does that? Literally, you could see her heart breaking. It was devastating! They turned a mushy show into something off of Jerry Springer. Personally, I find it hard to believe that if he cared about her at all, even as a friend, he wouldn’t have broken up with her on television. What a jerk. If that wasn’t bad enough, they bring out Molly, who immediately takes him back and starts making-out with him right there. Ugh.
I’m a sucker for some good reality tv, but this totally crossed a line. Melissa will be on Ellen today telling her story, so I am quite looking forward to that.