Monday, June 20, 2016
The Bachelorette confronts violence
Libby Hall, a writer for the LA Times, starts her story in Monday’s (6/20/2016) paper with, “If reality dating shows are all about channeling the romantic narrative of the fairy tale, what happens when they [producers of the show] pivot to the darker side of Grimm?”
JoJo Fletcher, in her attempt to find a husband, had to deal with a slow reveal from her “men” about the violent—steroid riddled, IMO—tendencies and remarks of Chad Johnson. This bad boy with too many fatal flaws, threatened to remove heads, teeth and track down after the show, his tormentors. The men “tormented” him because, basically, he scared them and they asked him to cut it out and become human. They didn’t sign up to get their jaws broken, etc.
They did sign up to get their hearts broken. All save one.
For those who are sceptics, The Bachelor franchise has scored consistent wins (marriages) over the last few seasons. With three shows a year (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise). From The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, married is Jason and Molly, Sean & Catherine, Ashley & J.P. and Desiree & Chris. The summer filler, Bachelor in Paradise, has scored two for two with Marcus & Lacy and Jade & Tanner. Successful season or not, the emotions are often raw for both sexes, the dialogue intriguing and the love (as you identify with the heroine and hero) will warm your heart, just like a good romance novel.
For football fans out there, Aaron Rodgers, the great NFL Greenbay quarterback, gets to watch his brother Jordan, who is on the show.
Jo Jo on Access Hollywood: