Before I get to this week’s episode, I wanted to share an interesting article with you on reality TV that I recently read on The A.V. Club. The writer of the post spoke with an experienced reality TV show producer. One of the shows the producer worked on was “The Bachelor.”
I’ve always been fascinated by how people get on reality shows. The process just fascinates me because I always wonder two things - 1) Why someone would want to be on one? and 2) How does the selection process work?
Before we get to this week’s running diary I wanted to talk about last week’s episode. The “highlight” of episode three was Brian’s girlfriend popping up. It was really weird and really awkward, which you would expect. But it was also sort of fishy. Fishy in such a way that I needed to do some research on the situation because it just didn’t smell right. Turns out this girlfriend “surprise” was a terd shaped mackerel.
I’ve been calling Desi “Cute Katie Holmes.” I need to change that. While watching the show “Fashion Police” with my wife (don’t judge me, Joan Rivers is funny) I saw a picture of Emmy Rossum on a red carpet. I swear Emmy and Desi were separated at birth, they look like sisters.
Not to play spoiler (here’s where I play spoiler) but if you’re an aficionado of this show, chances are you already know how this season is going to play out. The typical Bach season is broken down into three phases.
Every year the woman playing the Bachelorette has to have an angle. Last time on "The Bachelorette" Emily Maynard was portrayed as the sweet single mom who loved her daughter enough to leave her for several months while she traveled the world looking for a potential mate. This season Desi will be portrayed as an Oliver-esque, poor girl with a heart of gold.