Ok first off, since the new guys came in out of nowhere does anyone feel that we are watching a "COMPLETELY" different show? It's as if the show was started as "Average Joe" then it turned into "Bachelorette" or something.... it just doesn't feel like what it was originally supposed to... right? Am I the only one feels that way?
Now I don't know about you but I think this show is a poor excuse of some sort of a bizarre social experiment that some dumbass(es) on NBC thought to be cute for TV viewing.... but we ALL "already" know the answer(s) to the question(s) this show is trying to raise- and that is people are going to be judged by their physical appearance than anything else when it comes to the pursuit of romance.
Look, as much as NBC or our pretty-little-bachelorette Melana have us believe that she's not basing her claims on "looks only" the fact of the matter is her action speaks LOUDER than words.
The fact of the matter is she had conviently eliminated ALL but two from the original group, and surprise surprise Adam and Zach happens to be the best-looking ones from the initial pool..... John never even had a chance.... on top of that the recent twist of the show puts 3 UN-Average Joes into the mix and as much as NBC had us believe that Mel was just as surprised as the tv viewer at the sudden turn of events, I think Mel WAS very much involved in the dirty secret ALL ALONG.... of course she and everyone involved in the show would deny my suspicion but I really think Mel is shallow enough or be scared enough of her own prospects to come up with an "exit plan" (or plan B so to speak) .....and Mikey, Jas and Alex are her plan B!
All I'm trying to say is Melana is NO angel. She's as vicious and uncompromising and ignorant as that "popular" chick in high school who takes NO interest at all for the opposite gender who might be seen as nerdy or fat or phyically challenged to put it gently... this show just wouldn't work out for her.... she is in the WRONG show and she is in for all the WRONG reasons.
I don't know if you had noticed this but the many things that people found Zach, in particualr, to be guilty of can be said the SAME for Mel herself.... Many people said Zach is arrogant and cocky and judging things by the book cover, which is very much true (I don't doubt his faults one bit) and it looks like he even looks as guilty as ever from the preview of next week's episode (when he is shown making fun of "Mel's cousin", who is probably Mel herself in a chubby disguise) YET ironically Mel herself is just as guilty.... if not more because I don't see any or either Joe, Craig, David, or Jay to be in the running among the remaining 4 that Mel hand-picked.... I don't see any of "her guys" to be as remotely chubby as them and I didn't see how her own explanation of why she didn't pick the fat guys (in particular) was anything but genuine and truthful.... at least Zach has the fortitude (or what it seems from the preview) to pick on Mel's cousin and that he at least told the truth... as replusive as it is Zach did not hide his arrogance.
But Mel on the other hand, kept letting on the original pool of average joes as if she was really interested in what they had to offer.... just look at her situation/ relationship with John..... it's really disgusting, on both parties but particuarly on Mel's part becoz she strings the poor guy along knowing the outcome will undoubtedly be a dead-end! Know what I mean?
The ironies are everywhere... Mel will no doubt be mad at Zach for his unsensitive side when she finds out how he reacted to "her cousin" but ironically the SAME darn thing can be said about her (the same thing that Zach is guilty of) to her treatment of those "BIG BONED" fellas Joe, Craig, David, Jay ....they are mad at Mel for the SAME reason Mel would be mad at Zach.
Of course the biggest irony of all is that as some of you had pointed out already, the moral highground that these average joes (the original pool) preaches and speak so highly of has been broken by themselves the moment they arrived on the show. The fact of the matter is they go on this "reality dating show" (if you can even call it that) to find/ get/ win their own trophy "girl-friend" and which they are willing to go through this process because she is simply beautiful and gorgeous. Period.
Social experiment my foot!