I had an interesting conversation today.
I called a friend at ABC to try to find out more on the breakup of Luke and Tali from More to Love - I know that show didn't air on ABC but it was a Fleiss vehicle picked up by Fox - and I really fell for the love story. I thought my friend might know something through the grapevine. That's another story.
The conversation turned to TB, which is where his focus is right now. I don't want to offend anyone, but this is what I was told.
Jake is not popular. He was described as the "horniest guy we've had on this show since Jesse Palmer (was Jesse horny, I don't remember?). He is nothing off screen like he is portrayed on screen - demanding, short tempered, and says he will do things that he has no intention of doing. It has not made him many friends in the production group.
They do not think he's very smart, interesting, or honest. He talks about religion, but goes for the cheapest girls.
Since this season is premised on the "can nice guys finish first?" theme, it is an editing nightmare to decide which way to go - cover up the blemishes or throw him to the wolves. That's where they are now.
I've got to run but those are the highlights. Again, I apologize if my comments are offensive, but that's exactly what I was told.