David Copperfield, you’ve met your match! It just cracks me up when these dating shows act like they’ve done a David Copperfield magic act by finding matches for a hot, young, sexy, successful guy or girl. Yeah, cause that’s a real tough sale! Now let them find a match for a single mom (or dad) who just got laid off, has a big heart, strong hands and is carrying a mortgage and kids, THEN I’ll be impressed. I assure you, there are 100 times as many single, hard-working parents just as deserving of love. Excuse me just a moment while I re-adjust my soapbox (I hate having to break in a new one in but my other one just left to be on a reality TV show.)
The reality of reality TV is – IT’S NOT REAL LIFE! Whoa there Nellie!!! I get that everyone should have love so hold off on saddling the hate horse here. What I’d like Eva Longoria, Mark Burnett and the other producers of these shows to see is that while beautiful people may look good in Fairy Tales and HD, the real stories take place after the carriage turns back into a pumpkin and jeans and boots replace ball gowns and crystal slippers.
If I were someone thinking about going on one of those shows, I think I’d look at their track record: the odds of success are about as good as a Shetland pony winning a race against a Thoroughbred. And that’s with them using these so-called ‘experts’ to help. Something tells me you might have better luck hanging out in the produce section at Wal-Mart.
I bet the casting call for those shows reads something like this: “If you’re 30-something, have a thriving career, nice car and fancy home, there’s hope for love for you too.” WELL, DUHHH! And why is the guy always shocked to learn that the girls were fighting over him like a room of three year olds over the last carton of chocolate milk? What’s really funny, though, are those who claim they’re only there for ‘romance’ and ‘true love’ – the fact that he’s rich, handsome and they’re on TV is just ‘icing’. Yeah, right… somebody hide their make-up bag and see how long THAT lasts! And, don’t you think balling like a baby and brawling like a bar fighter have romance and love written all over them?
Now, I understand about the ratings game of the dating game but, how about a show with life value AND entertainment value? What was that? Oh, yes, besides Oprah and Two Broke Girls. Seriously, you want to see a challenge – try finding a date when you’re in your 50s, live in the country and handle livestock for a living! I have yet to see a challenge on Survivor that tops that!
Now, if you’ll pardon me, my soapbox just disappeared quicker than my last paycheck.