I have a problem with the behind the scene manipulations that we have been told about - think they are cruel. I don't like the way they edit people to make them seem cruel,mean,saintly,virginal,sl utty or whatever else they want according to their script. But, the premise of the show - 1 lead, 25 contenders (so to speak) it gets narrowed down week by week is something that a lot of people obviously like or the show would not have lasted as long as it has. The very premise of the show means we (the viewers) usually find someone we want to be the F1 and we are either overjoyed when that person is the F1 or disappointed when they are not. That said - I think it is hard for anyone to be the lead because they are scrutinized by everyone from the tabloids, viewers and people on fan sites.
"It's just a show" - let's try not to trash people - tptb do that very well all on their own they don't need our help!
Everytime I get suspicious or doubt that Brad chooses Emily, all I have to do is go back and watch ANY of their time together on an episode and I can honestly say that the emotions on the screen don't lie. To me, the love story, while admittedly edited, is right there.
Maybe they could change the name of this show to The Bachelor: Deal or No Deal That way, there would always be that factor thrown in on top of wondering which bachelorette it would be you could also wonder if the guy would just walk. Now that might be kinda fun.
1) There would be no show then
2) The premise is; he has 25 (30) ladies who he eventually through a series of eliminations over several weeks comes down to a choice between the F1 and the F2. If the premise fails to complete to the end there is no SHOW.
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK. They know me here.
We get a cast of different characters each season. We don't know how willing this cast was to go along with suggestions made to them by TPTB(see how nicely I avoid anything suggesting scripting--we certainly don't need to discuss this again).
I think Brad did have quite a bit of latitude this season. Perhaps because it was his second time on the merry-go-round or perhaps because he did fall in love early thus guarenteeing a successful season for MF.
But Brad can't control editing. Brad can't control the rest of the cast or how they allowed or were coerced into being manipulted.
This show is a well oiled machine. Brad can't get credit for anything except being Brad.
A dr. asked me: Does anyone in your family suffer from mental illness? My answer: No they all enjoy it immensely.
I hope I see a happy ending to the love story I have watched unfold with Brad and Emily.
The truth of the matter is that I usually don't like the leads at this stage of the game regardless of who they choose. I understand why they have to say and do what they do, but I don't like it. I usually find myself feeling more sorry for the F2 than happiness for the F1. Then I ask myself why I watch this show to begin with.... and then come back the next season and repeat the cycle over again.
I realize that in both of my favorite seasons, the Bachelor has been the one pursuing his woman, while she has been more quiet and reserved. This is interesting because that is the total opposite of what I am! Things that make you go hmmmm....