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    Two things were made abundantly clear to this romantic:
    1. Virtually no one does it who is not a fame whore, they all have something they want to achieve that has nothing to do with finding their true love. I started this season still being a tad naive to this basic tenent, no more EVERYONE had an agenda.
    2. We will never see the romance, if it somehow manages to happen, in spite of everything that Fleiss does to preclude it's development.
    3. The only way left to enjoy this anti-romance series is to hang out at the FORT and snark up a storm. These "reality stars" GAG deserve no better, this is the purpose they serve.

    I'll be looking for Travis to be a medical consultant on t.v. of some sort, Sarah to get a cable t.v. hosting job, Susan to get some sort of a job in media and Moana to publish a volume of poetry showcasing her angst and DEEP philosophical nature. Oh and I agree the whole lure of filming it in France was completely bogus. No French culture just an endurance test.

    Even though I've gotten great pleasure from hanging out at the FORT I"d only watch another season if SOME romance developed between the participants. I'm thinking the best chance is Susan and Travis. I'm serious.

    I want some romance, otherwise I'm gone.

    o.k. I'd tune in if Samantha Brown from the Travel Channel went to a foreign country along with 25 bachelors. That would be enough to get me to watch. If she's not "taken" she might just be adventurous enough to try it.

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    Interestingly enough, Outback Jack seemed to have accomplished alot more than the Bachelor without having to destroy women in order to do so. One cool bachelor (who wasnt looking for a wife). I think he started with only twelve women - that he got to spend ALOT of time with since they all lived together and had adventures in the Outback. Great locales. Some pretty funny women, some spoiled brats, hysterical situations, and a great ending. The website also had the funniest host's diary that I ever read. He claimed he wrote it himself.
    The couple , who literally sailed off into the sunset in the last shot of the show got married a year later. And presumably paid for their own freakin rings. Fleiss ought to do an internship with OJ's executive producer!

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    If they do another, I wont watch. Don't need to with FORT available. You folks are the best sleuths!!! I love the snarkiness here. It's real in the FORT, unreal on the tube.

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    IMO, Byron's season was the best in the franchise because he was sincere in his quest of finding a wife and settling down.
    Absolutely. And he happened to find a woman with a like mind. I loved that season. I also loved Mer/Ian even though they fell short of the altar. I remember watching that FRC (and Byron/Mary) over & over, it was so much fun to watch.

    I think they should start out with fewer women and take a longer time to get to know each one. More on-on-one dates, less "group hot tub" type dates.

    I didn't even mind what they did with the Charlie season - let them date in real life although it was likely a lot more heartbreaking for Krisily. At least Charlie chose to reject her in private.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajamasam View Post
    Good idea but there's no way the guy and the women would agree - or have the time off to do it. That's the problem.
    I think it was Average Joe, Adam Returns, where they did something slightly on this order. i.e., they used one of the compatibility programs -- I think it was eHarmony's but it may have been one of the other more or less credible ones -- to pick one or two of the women on the show. ... The lead knew who they were but dismissed at least one such woman with the mob the first night, basically without even talking to her, as I recall. ... I guess a lot of people aren't willing to give others a chance if they don't appeal right away at a cocktail party. ... Of course, this show had th problem of having a lead who was probably primarily a fame whore, so picking somebody who'd already signed up for eHarmony and seemed to want to find a mate would definitely be a better bet. ... I do think they'd have to get rid of the throw-a-dozen-of-em-out-after-one-cocktail-party thing, too, if this were going to work, though.

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    I'll watch another installment anyday, anytime, anywhere - as long as I have a message board to vent on - probably the best part of this show. When else do I get an opportunity to tear people apart, pontificate and feel superior to beautiful people younger than me who are in the prime of their lives? Its like Groundhog Day for the over-the-hill couch potatoes - you get the chance to relive your opportunity to find your one true love over and over again without cheating and from the comfort of your home. Its like porn for us diehard romantics.

    On a serious vein, I think even when the show fails to result in a match, its still good for us. For us who are happily married, it brings home how lucky we were to find a partner. For those who are single, its got to make you feel better to know how difficult it is to find love, even when you are beautiful with a perfect body. There is no magic formula. Love cannot be forced.

    I don't understand why viewers insist that this show must result in a relationship. We all know its unrealistic to fall in love in most cases in 6 weeks. Its like watching a game show - not everybody wins the million dollars but you still watch because the outside chance is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britty05 View Post
    The only way I'd watch another season of The Bachelor is if the lead is over 35 (as Randal suggested) and is open to the prospect of marriage (ala Byron) or at the very least, the willingness to be in a commited relationship (ala Charlie).
    Well, we almost had that in Travis. ... I think he may be committed to a committed relationship, *if* the right person comes along to have it with....

    Actually, the show didn't disappoint me, since I just figure that, just as in real life, the batch of people he met here weren't ones he'd have a relationship with ....

    To me, the problem is that they force them to choose one. ... If Travis had ended the thing saying, "No, thanks," that would have made me a lot happier, because I think that's the way it was. ... But when you try to fit the real world into a dramatic formula -- you *will* find a special true love from this group of women (even though we barely even let you *meet* a large proportion of them) -- it just doesn't work. Real life (even for famewhores) doesn't fall into storyteller patterns most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krispy View Post
    I'll watch another installment anyday, anytime, anywhere - as long as I have a message board to vent on - probably the best part of this show. When else do I get an opportunity to tear people apart, pontificate and feel superior to beautiful people younger than me who are in the prime of their lives? Its like Groundhog Day for the over-the-hill couch potatoes - you get the chance to relive your opportunity to find your one true love over and over again without cheating and from the comfort of your home. Its like porn for us diehard romantics.
    You cracked me up, Krispy! (But I definitely agree! )

    Of course I'd watch another Bach/Bachette... I'm addicted to this show... it's my "porn"!
    I wish they'd make it more REAL - and not so fake & scripted & over editted! I loved the Outback Jack series too - it seemed more real in that they spent more time together... they showed the silliness and the crabbiness - and didn't make it look like everyone had badly rehearsed lines they were spouting... On the Bach we never get to see anything that's real - EXCEPT on the out-takes! Make the whole show like that, and it would be WAY more interesting!
    And start with just 12 women! What's the point in weeding out more than half on the first night?! No one can get to know someone after a 2 min. conversation! Keep all 12 around for 2 or 3 weeks... and if none of them are a "match" - then send them all home and start over with 12 new ones!
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    Quote Originally Posted by berries View Post
    And start with just 12 women! What's the point in weeding out more than half on the first night?! No one can get to know someone after a 2 min. conversation! Keep all 12 around for 2 or 3 weeks... and if none of them are a "match" - then send them all home and start over with 12 new ones!
    Get a perpetual Bachelor! Find a revolving door and march out a fresh batch of famehos every 2-3 weeks till he finds one he wants to take home, LOL. No chemistry? Nothing to talk about? Next!!!
    When he finds his "one", trade him in for a new Bachelor and recycle the women from from the beginning. You know, one man's trash is another man's girlfriend.
    Now, that would be a show worth watching.
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    /sigh

    I have to wonder if Travis respected me in the morning. I feel so used.
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