Just as many women across the country do, I tune into a weekly little show called, “The Bachelor”. It is the only reality television show I will watch because for the most part, it seems sincere (or as sincere as reality t.v. can get) . Not to mention the fact that it is very entertaining when 30 women vie for the coveted spot to be engaged to at the end of the show’s filming. It can be a very emotional roller coaster and whether I like to admit it or not, it tends to pull on my heart strings the more consistently I tune in every Monday night.
Tonight’s show took a turn in the opposite direction when something happened that had never happened before in Bachelor history. Jason Mesnick (the current bachelor) chose a young woman named Melissa on the season finale tonight that he then proposed to. The other girl (technically 2nd place) that he sent home was named Molly. As she left the show in a black limo (as every rejectee one by one does) she told Jason that he had made a big mistake. Typical. A scene of a very distraught and emotional Jason followed as if he didn’t know what he had just done. Shortly after, he proposed to Melissa (America’s Sweetheart).
Then came The Bachelor’s “After The Final Rose” show. Here, the entire setup of the show was made very intimate and “unlike any other previous show” by having no live audience. As I watched the host of The Bachelor preface what was going to happen next, it was a very dramatic feel. The audience did not know what was going to happen next.
Within a matter of minutes, one of America’s most LOVED bachelors became one of America’s most HATED bachelors. How could he break the heart of sweet and kind Melissa to only go back on his decision and choose Molly? Even after he had proposed to Melissa!
Although this is the personal life of three people, it is a very public event and is all over major national headlines now. I can only imagine what will be written in tabloids and entertainment magazines in the weeks to come.
What type o PR professional could help Jason Mesnick out of this mess? Should Molly and Jason try to keep their relationship as out of the spotlight as possible from here on out?
I feel the credibility of the show, “The Bachelor” definitely has gone down after this most recent season. Anything can happen and hearts will definitely be broken. My initial reaction was to be mad at both the network of ABC as well as Jason.
Do you feel this entire act was a publicity stunt? Did Melissa need to be humiliated on national t.v. like this? As far as Jason’s case goes…is all publicity (including bad) good publicity?
It really has everyone talking and this was a genius move from many aspects. Maybe the ABC network is much more shrewd than I thought…
All I know is that Jason Mesnick will have a hard time even going to the grocery store in the months to come..
Here is an article back in December on MSNBC where Jason talks about how he has “found love”. (Here, he was referring to Melissa).
Here is a list of articles describing The Bachelor’s season finale and final outcome of Jason’s back and forth ultimate decision.