In the first place, even though some of us might have this dream of finding our Prince Charming or our Princess on a show of this type - in reality, it must be awful to have your every word and move on camera. I mean, how can a person really open up to someone and be themselves with the presence of a camera crew in the same room?
Roberto puts a ring on Ali's finger. I kept waiting for her to learn to say "Roberto" with an actual Hispanic pronunciation, and it plain bothered me that she didn't.
So what actually happens is the show favors people who do well in the limelight. People who can actually speak (or act) with the thought of millions of viewers watching. And the sad part is that lots of possibly good contestants, or matches, with a lot to offer might be let go early, before anyone really got to know them, because they were a bit shy, awkward on camera, or just slower to open up and show their feelings for someone they just met.
So the show ends up catering to limelight huggers (not to mention a few insincere cads) and when two of those kind of people decide to fall in love it's often a mismatch made in television land.
Still, I have to admit *gasp* that I've watched almost every single show (of both the Bachelor and the Bachelorette) from the very beginning. Hey - I was raised on Walt Disney. I'm a sucker for Cinderella stories and happy endings. So there.
Do you watch this drippy show? Who was your favorite couple? And what chances do you give Ali and Roberto?