'Bachelorette' Emily's quest, reality series goes against nature
By April MacIntyre Jul 10, 2012, 13:49 GMT
Allow me to object - this show is flat out wrong.
There is a huge problem with ABC's Bachelorette. The show's hubbie hunter Emily Maynard - a construct of various major plastic surgeries - is chasing down men and taking them on dates, comparing and contrasting their various attributes.
Except in real life, men usually pick the woman in the relationship, and those women who chase men and aggressively court are far and few between. Do men want you calling them after a meeting? No! They want to initiate the chase if they have interest. Sounds old school, but it's still true today.
The current season sees Emily Maynard, who had won Season 15 of The Bachelor, yet had the engagement broken off by Brad Womack, who spoke of having "dodged a bullet" by ditching her before their wedding.
Before her almost wedding with Brad, she was engaged to stock car driver (and son of Nascar mogul Rick Hendrick) Ricky Hendrick, a who died in a plane crash in 2004. After Hendrick's death Emily learned that she was pregnant with his daughter.
The opening scenes of Monday's Bachelorette have our Emily pondering the viability of three men.
"I'm at a point now where I feel really, really strongly about each of the three guys that are here," Emily says abut Sean, 28, Arie, 30 and Jef, 27.
Allow me to stifle a gag reflex.
The entire series is insane, that any woman would go through this, finding a life mate after staged vacations and trumped up eye candy drama to appease producers and then commit to marrying the "one" on TV is the height of reckless behavior. And there is also a child involved in this circus of hyped up hokum and emotion.
The premise bucks human nature, and despite all of the advances women have achieved, the fact remains that men like to do the picking and the chasing and wooing, and honest heterosexual ladies know this.