#BachelorBoycott is a real thing

I haven’t watched the Bachelor since the producers were so sinister towards Bachelor Peter. What they did on his date with Victoria F. was so uncool. Actually, uncool isn’t even a strong enough word. It was just dirty. Here’s a recap if you missed it.

For a show that claims they want folks to find love, they have a funny way of helping. Now, I’ll admit this isn’t the first time they’ve orchestrated events just for the sake of causing drama. I mean, in the reality TV world drama often equals ratings and at the end of the day ratings are all that matter. I was in television for over 10 years and as exciting as it can be, the most important numbers were ratings. Nothing else mattered.

This show is no different, no matter how they promote it. I think it became more obvious when Chris Harrison started using his all-too-familiar phrase, “The most dramatic season ever.” Drama equals ratings. Love does not. No one really wants to watch a real relationship form. Why? Because unless you’re in that relationship, it can be boring to watch. But fights, lying, throwing people under the bus, champagne exploding in someone’s face… that’s what keeps viewers coming back.

I guess if the producers would simply stop pretending they care about an actual, real relationship developing and call it was it is… maybe people would be less upset when they script drama on a show that’s supposed to be unscripted.

For now, let’s join the #BachelorBoycott …who’s with me??

-Out of the Wilderness

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