Okay, normally I'm not a fan of this show. I'll usually watch a few episodes each season but for the most part, the bachelors they picked either (a) gave me the creeps; or (b) were about as interesting as watching paint peel. And the women - yikes, don't even get me started. But apparently the rumors are true - you throw a bunch of single women in a confined space, toss in one bachelor and watch the fur fly. It's rather embarrassing actually. You feel like you should send out memos to all male counterparts informing them that it isn't a fair representation of the female race. At least I hope it isn't. What a sad commentary if it is.
Anyway, I digress. This season I checked it out, taping it on Monday (because no way am I going to miss watching 24 for it, let's be serious) and watching it on Tuesday since nothing is on that night. And I have to say - this is the first bachelor they have picked that I can say if I were to meet at a party or whatever I would think was worth a second look. I mean, aside from the obvious physical attributes, he seems like a normal, down to earth guy. And smart, but not "I need to prove to you how smart I am because deep down inside I'm really insecure and need constant validation" kind of smart. The real kind of common sense smart mixed with a good dose of intelligence. And he laughs a lot, I like that in a man.
The women on the other hand? It's a bit of a mixed bag. Some seem like nice people, others need to grow up, and others need to simmer down and stop talking about their rotting eggs. Thankfully that chick was ousted in the first night.
But here's what I don't get. This guy is intelligent, an ER doctor, and I think around 33. But what does ABC do? Do they pick women close to his own age and maturity level? No. About 75% of these chicks are all in the 23 - 26 age range. And you can tell. Their behaviour gives me flashbacks to my high school days. And then ABC wonders why none of these relationships seem to last after the show. Well duh! At that age, most women--girls really--are still figuring out who they are, especially these days when there seems to be some strange delay in maturing. Not to mention, if you've got a smart guy, you would think he'd want someone with some life experience behind her, some true depth that comes with time. Not some kid still wet behind the ears. I mean c'mon, would it have killed ABC to throw a few 30 year olds in the pot? I think the oldest one there is 28.
It would be a different world if I were in charge. Anyway, I'm running out of time and must bolt.