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Sunday, September 30, 2007

I got hooked on "Rock of Love"...

Dang, I did what I have always hated in other people, getting hooked on a reality show.

I mean, seriously, how many more Survivor's are we going to be subjected to before people get tired of this crap? I eschew reality shows like nobodie's business but I went and did it, I got hooked on "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels". I also have to confess, I got hooked on the Scott Baio show, "Scott Baio is 45... and Single," too, and was glued to the television for that one, TiVoing them when I was going to be gone.

When I say I hate reality shows, I'm not exagerrating. I mean, real people going on real television shows doing REALLY stupid things all for the sake of being on television; these shows really appeal to the lowest common denominator in all of us, the nefariousness of being a part of someone else's life.

Now, the Scott Baio one is easy to figure out. He was hot when he was Chachi (and I'm giving away my age here) and he's still hot now. I mean, he's still just as gorgeous now as he was when he was on Happy Days and later in that Dick Van Dyke murder mystery show. He looks good coming and going and DAMN...!

Now, Bret Michaels is NOT hot in a traditional sense. He's a fading 80's Rock Star who needs a hair cut more than anyone I've ever met, but he seemed to pour his heart out to these girls that I started falling for him a little bit. However, he had sex with several of the girls on the show (or so it seemed. I wasn't there so I don't know for sure.) so how sincere could he have been in all of this?

I'm finding now that the girl he "chose", Jes, is with a clothing designer out of Chicago, her home town, so how real was this "reality" show? I actually visited the boards at VH1 where viewers are writing their thoughts about the show. I'm making my family crazy with this too, being such an avid follower.

I'm usually completely level headed when it comes to stuff like this and now my husband accuses me of having a crush on Bret Michaels. I really don't. I mean, I am NOT one of those who "falls in love" with famous people. I don't hang posters, I don't write them, I don't post things like, "I love Bret". I DID meet Bruce Boxleitner once (he's married to Melissa Gilbert of "Little House on the Prairie" fame) and I did go a little nuts. I have a photo of it somewhere and he's just as good looking now as he was when I was in High School. When I met Melissa at the same event, I was talking to her and said, "Um, can I ask you a question?" She leaned forward in earnestness, expecting I'm sure any number of questions related to her career, when I said, "What's it like being married to Bruce? He was my high school celebrity crush and he still looks as good now as he did then."

She blushed to such a bright red... She then got all serious on me and said, "Oh, yeah, he's a babe, and he was my junior high crush." I DO have an autographed photo of HIM. So, I guess I have my moments. And believe me when I tell you, he also looks good coming and going.

But I seem to be digressing a bit.

Anyway, as much as I hate reality shows, I DID get hooked on these two. For whatever reason, I couldn't stop watching these shows, particularly "Rock of Love".

Here are my thoughts on the show since I've gone on so much about it:

Bret made the right choice. Heather was skanky looking, like she'd just stepped off the screen of a bad 80's porno movie. I'm sure she's a lovely girl in real life, if you can call someone who takes their clothes off for a living a nice girl, but she had one of the cattiest personalities. Through all the shows, Heather was constantly saying horrible things about people. In the last show, her true colors showed when Bret was having issues with his diabetes and Heather pretty much ignored it. At the end, she agreed to be part of his harem if he couldn't make up his mind between the two girls.

Jes, on the other hand, was right on top of things when Bret shared with her that he wasn't feeling well due to his diabetes. She became quietly emotional and expressed her sincere concern for his health and well-being. She also said there was no way she would share her man with any other woman. In the end, she won. She became Bret's "Rock of Love" (his words, not mine).

But then I go to the boards at VH1. People are talking about the show being scripted, Heather isn't really a stripper in real life, Jes had a boyfriend thru the whole show (and is still with him) and that this was the pre-determined result from inception of the show.

This is why I hate reality shows. I'm done with reality shows now. I went into this with the idea that while this was television, someone was laying out their life to fall in love. I don't think the premise could have been any more romantic. Yes, it was hokey. Yes, it was a little too personal. Yes, sometimes I knew too much. However, people love lovers. There is nothing more romantic than the intial "falling in love" part of a relationship. Now to find out it was scripted, that the "romance" was simply for television, well, that deflated me.

I'm done.

But who am I to judge? This is just my two cents.

Rock on!