*********Originally Posted by nikiniki;3379973;
I know, and I think Melissa will be a great entertainment reporter. She's cute and bubbly and seems smart enough. I like her and I think most others do as well.
What bothers me is how people fall in love with these idealized versions of the people they see on TV - cheering Melissa on to get her teaching certificate (which seems pretty iffy), gushing about how great Jason is with Ty (which we can only assume because we don't know them), and so on.
If any of these idealized beliefs are questioned, then the blindly loyal go on the attack. Admittedly, I sometimes stir the pot because I think it's equally valid for us to assume that - before TB - when Melissa said that her life's ambition was to work in the entertainment industry, she meant exactly that...and we increasingly see proof of it.
Would I do the same thing? You bet. Am I criticizing? No way, I think it's cool.....except to the extent that it saddens me when some folks are mislead along the way.
These characters, off camera, are human and really no different than a thousand other people we know. They make mistakes, they say dumb things, and they change their minds. The only difference is that they chose to live their lives on TV - which says a lot about their priorities.