I don't know who writes for The Bachelor, but they're pretty convincing. I even bought into it knowing that these things are somewhat scripted. But I thought they were only edited for storyline...I didn't know they wrote the whole thing! Naïve me.
Back on January 27th, "Reality Steve" broke the news about the shocking finale of the Bachelor, and revealed the outcome of the "After the Final Rose" show, taped back in January. If you watched it last night, you already know that Jason dumped Melissa and is with Molly now.
But here's the ultra-disappointing part. Reality Steve also revealed that ABC was flying Melissa and Molly out to see Jason every other weekend after The Bachelor ended. Can you believe it? Yeah...I thought Jason was a sweetheart too. What a sucker I am! In last night's Final Rose show, Melissa asked Jason if he'd seen Molly since the show ended. With big, brown honest eyes, he said he hadn't, but that was a lie.
And I bet, they all were in on it. Yeah, Melissa seemed a bit upset, but not to the extent that she might've been. Even when she walked out on stage, she seemed to know. She didn't embrace Jason like a newly engaged woman would. She seemed a bit standoffish. Maybe she'd never taken any real acting classes. LOL.
I just feel bad for Jason's son, Ty.
Anyway, the whole thing is disappointing. I won't be watching another season. As a writer, I know stories need drama, story arcs, and conflict, but when you claim something is real, shouldn't it at least be a tad real? They've gone too far with this one. I wonder how much the writer was paid? Or the "actors" for that matter. You'd have to pay me a heck of a lot to go through that scenario.
If you haven't been keeping up on the true tales of reality TV, check out Reality Steve's blog http://realitysteve.com/ and get ready to be disappointed.
As writers, what do you think of "reality" TV being completely scripted?