Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Confession: I LOVE Reality TV.

I love it. I get sucked into it all the time. I love watching The Biggest Loser. I'll always stop on any of the Real Housewives. (except Miami because no. Does anyone hate the Miami housewives as much as me?) I think Garrett questions our relationship every time he walks in and Rachel Zoe is talking about how "maje" something is.

So obviously, when I started seeing the previews for Ready for Love on NBC, I was kind of intrigued. I mean, it really did look different. Getting matchmakers involved? I could be into that.

So obviously, I watched.

And I'm not even lying, I'm kind of obsessed with it.

First of all, I had no idea Guiliana and Bill were hosting. They're one of my favorite celebrity couples. So that was a nice surprise.

Last night, we met Tim Lopez, who's in the Plain White T's. Tim is stinkin' adorable. As it turns out, he was married before, but the distance and pressures of being a *rock star* were just too much.

Each matchmaker chose four girls for Tim to meet. Tim talks to each girl (without seeing her face) and eliminates one from each group. Those girls go back to the house where he "gets to know" them. In this case, each group writes a verse to one of Tim's songs, and then they sing it together.

Afterwards, the girls meet back on stage, where the matchmakers coach them. I think this adds an interesting twist that you don't get on other shows. I'm not so naive to think that the producers and casting agents don't guide some of the things that the matchmakers say, but it's still interesting to see their suggestions, as opposed to a producer who is just looking for ratings.

Now. This show is definitely has its issues. The thing that stood out to me more than anything is when one of the matchmakers said "don't be yourself! be sexy!" I mean... really? Really. For a show that claims to "empower" its female contestants, that's an... interesting thing to say.

And towards the beginning of the show, Guilana says that Tim will talk to each girl without being able to see her, because people tend to choose people based on how they look, and we should get away from that, right? Sure. But all twelve of these ladies are absolutely gorgeous. I'm not saying that all your problems go away when you're beautiful, because they don't, but talk to me when you're putting women on this show (and others) that don't have that stereotypical beauty. Know what I'm saying?

All in all, I'm still going to watch it. I was just looking for something to fill the Bachelor-shaped void in my life, and this might be just the thing.

Spoilery thing: I'm super glad he sent Leah home. She gave me a creepy crazy kind of vibe. 

Did anyone else watch, or am I totally alone here? (It wouldn't be the first time, that's for sure.)


Adriana said...

My best friend loveees all these types of shows. I don't have cable so I'm not but I'm sure she'll have something to say about this haha Sounds like it will be a hot mess of a show

Anonymous said...

I will have to see if this is OnDemand so I can watch last night's episode. These shows suck me in especially when they have daylong marathons!

Alyssa said...

YES. total hot mess. just the way i like it. =)

Alyssa said...

eeeeeeeexactly! i bet it will be OnDemand... the ratings weren't that good apparently, so i bet they'll put it as many places as possible to get people to watch.


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