“The Bachelor” finale “shocking;” nobody cares

JASON MESNICK

Everyone is half-heartedly buzzing about last night’s “most shocking” finale to the ABC reality dating show “The Bachelor.” Yet, I don’t know a single person who actually watches this show. I think I watched the first episode of the first season however many years ago, and was stunned to learn it was still on the air. Anyway, last night’s finale was supposedly very dramatic, with the bachelor changing his mind on the air during the “after the rose” reunion show. I’m sure even the most die-hard fans- if there are any – had switched the channel long before this.

But after one of the sweeter proposals in Bachelor history, replete with Melissa’s shrieks of delight, the appearance of a tuxedoed Ty and a fully clothed celebratory dip in the pool…

Jason ultimately opted to break up with the 25-year-old sales rep from Dallas six weeks later during the After the Final Rose special, all monitored by host Chris Harrison, who always seems to be on the verge of laughing, no matter how dashed the hopes of the couple sitting in front of him.

And whether Melissa knew what was going to happen when she sat down in front of the cameras, she had to know the solemn, slightly nauseous look on Jason’s face couldn’t bode well for her matrimonial future.

“I came here to find somebody to spend the rest of my life with… and we’re not right for each other,” Jason said to the woman who won his heart not long ago.

“I don’t know what you want me to say when you sit here and say that—because I don’t believe you,” Melissa protested. “I mean, I thought things were perfect!”

“You have every right to be irritated,” Jason offered feebly as his ex-fiancée returned the 1.94-carat marquise-cut Neil Lane diamond he presented her with in New Zealand six weeks before.

So what of the other woman, 24-year old department-store buyer Molly, who, on the day she was ceremoniously dumped, promised Jason he was making a huge mistake?

Sorry, Mother Mesnick, but the career gal you were concerned about had a hold on your son that Melissa, in all her glory, couldn’t compete with.

Well, after being forced to watch her and Jason’s initial breakup over again, including how he sobbed after she walked off the scene, she was obviously pretty ready for some good news.

“So much of what I’ve been looking for, and I didn’t even know it, was right in front of my face,” Jason told her.

“I was hoping we could have a shot, see if we could go out for coffee or a drink and see where things…” he trailed off.

“I’m very confused,” Molly said haltingly after the commercial break. “I think we still have a lot to talk about. But my feelings never went away. What I was feeling for you from the day I left New Zealand until today—those feelings never went away. I think we can…see where things go?”

“That’s all I’m asking,” Jason replied.

“I don’t think we could end on a better note,” Harrison said as the reunited couple shared a kiss. “That’s as good as it’s going to get.”

[From E!]

Zzzzz….huh? What? Oh, yeah. So, that’s the “shocking twist” everyone is talking about? Are you kidding me?
This wishy-washy bachelor guy couldn’t make up his mind between two chicks and changed his mind. Big whoop! That happens on “Rock of Love” all the time, and Brett solves this dilemma by having a three-way with the two skanks involved. That’s how you do a dating show, ABC. Get with it!

JASON MESNICK

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  1. Ash says:

    Jesus that show is still on… I feel like I just saw the previews for this show….it’s already over? YES.

  2. Sauronsarmy says:

    Arrested Development and Pushing Daisiesd gets canceld. Yet crap like this is still on?

  3. sandy says:

    wow, maybe he could give me some makeup tips?

  4. Chiara says:

    I could hear it in the background as a family member watched. This show qualifies for the most, “inane, repetitive, untenable, unlikable,” ongoing psuedo reality show on air.

    And I am being kind :)

  5. Holly says:

    The only thing that ever interests me about a Bachelor finale is what stunt they are going to pull. I was wondering what they could possibly do this time. Well, they figured it out!

  6. Wif says:

    What? Pushing Daisies got cancelled???

  7. Bellatrix says:

    I don’t watch the show, I’m not in the States, yet I’ve seen parts of the French version -which has been quickly cancelled- while visiting friends. But I had been forwarded a mail regarding the blog of a certain guy called Reality Steve (you can easily find him through Google): he had predicted with insider information a few weeks back what was going to be the big shocker finale.
    It seems as though the shocker finale information had been picked up by several media such as big magazines, etc.

    Not only does the show seem stupid and completely fabricated without ever having any real purpose, but their (most probably) written sensation scenario got given away.
    Good for them…

    I’m also stunned this still exists and that great shows are being cancelled after merely two (wonderful and entertaining) seasons. Indeed, Pushing Daisies or some years back Dead Like Me.
    I’m just relieved that Big Love was signed for a fourth season…

  8. Bellatrix says:

    Wif: yes, Pushing Daisies has been ruled out a few months back. A finale episode is yet to be aired. Join the ranks of sad fans… I think it was announced at the same time when Eli Stone was cancelled too.

    I’m still stunned about Pushing Daisies. It is so entertaining, fun, has great drama and a dry sense of humour. Great actors too. Unbelievable.

  9. Obvious says:

    well eli deserved the ax, but i thought they pulled pushing for half a season. since the actors strike last year the networks are having fun showing episodes every few weeks and showing half season at a time.

    I don’t know that half my shows are canceled until I check IMDB two months later..

  10. Mislaww says:

    What? Pushing Daisies AND Eli Stone were cancelled?

    Sadness!

  11. Mairead says:

    God -you said it lads. How dare they cancel Pushing Daisies and give this crap airspace? I mean, in a list of shocking scenarios I could dream up for a final, this wouldn’t make it as being too f*cking lame for words.

    They’re showing Eli Stone over here now, and I’m quite liking it. Except for the fact that Johnny Lee Miller is looking so respectable and middle class in it… I mean… he’s Sick Boy for pity’s sake! I barely recognised him!

  12. KPC says:

    And what about Lipstick Jungle? What a guilty pleasure.

  13. Kat says:

    Ha! I totally agree! I barely even watched, but Jason is a total loser and that whole After the Rose thing seemed insanely fake.

    Did y’all see Jason on Jimmy Kimmel? He seemed really flippant about the whole thing if you ask me: http://squareeyes.blinkx.com/?p=403

  14. Mairead says:

    Gone alas.. well, I only watched a couple of episodes but I LOVE Lucy Liu any time I see her. :-(

  15. Christina says:

    i’m shocked!! oh wait, not i’m not… that was just apathy :/

  16. NotBlonde says:

    It sucks that Pushing Daisies was canceled but the reason they did it is because the show was really expensive to produce and they just weren’t getting their money’s worth in terms of viewers and advertisers were like um..no. I really liked that show too :( .

    I had no idea the Bachelor was still on. I watched the first season but got extremely bored. Just a bunch of catty women fighting over one man ugh…how chauvinistic can you get?

  17. c says:

    I’m a self-admitted loser who caught the tail-end of that show – whatever can be said of what happened, I think Melissa dodged a bullet. It really is a crap show. And I don’t know why women do this to themselves by signing up for it. Any self-respecting woman would avoid that show by a mile.

  18. Huh? says:

    I just have too many adjectives to describe this disgrace of what one would call a “The Bachelor,” but let me begin with…

    LOSER – TOOL – DOUCHE BAG
    (just to name a few)

  19. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa says:

    OK if no one else will admit they watch it, then I will! I watch it and I have since season 2 (except for a few totally boring seasons, like Bryon and Brad). It’s a guilty pleasure, yes, but there are plenty of people who watch this crap. Like 11 million or so. Now – on to the actual story: The shocking part wasn’t that he dumped the girl he chose and decided to take up with the girl he dumped. It’s that ABC set the whole thing up and told him “if you want to be with molly, you have to pick melissa”. Reality Steve (blogger) broke the story about 2 or 3 weeks ago before this all aired. ABC threw their weight around, JaSCUM succumbed to the pressure and melissa was a pawn in the whole thing who got her heart broken. ABC sucks and this is definitely the last time I’ll watch the show after all these years. And, PS – the whole “this is real life” crap they keep saying, is b.s. because it’s happened before (Lorenzo) and they didn’t televise it. This was purely to make a buck & get ratings. sad, sad, sad!

  20. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    This show grosses me out. What woman with a single shred of dignity would allow herself to be judged like a prize cow? And then act all thrilled when HE PICKED YOU!! Oh what an HONOR! How about her wants and feelings? For once I’d like to see a woman on that show meet the guy and then say “you know, I just don’t really feel any chemistry with him, I’m out of here” and leave the show.

    But that would involve a woman making a decision on her own, not something that apparently happens in this weird Bachelor universe.

  21. lily says:

    boring.

  22. c says:

    Something else: Jason and Kimmel on his show, kept referring to these women as girls. SO ANNOYING!! Any man who does that is only a boy and cannot handle a real woman and is in fact, probably scared to deal with real women. What jackasses ABC, Jason, and all those other types are. Broadcasting someone’s humiliation as entertainment is another sign of the apocolypse, I don’t care what someone signed up for (although, ladies, please, stop it). Along with all those other shows that regularly broadcast harm, degradation, and all other kinds of suffering of women and children (mostly) as entertainment. For example, crime show SVU, in fact, most of the crime shows. This stuff should not be supported. It makes society crazy and less willing to take accountability.

  23. Jag says:

    I don’t watch it, but if the guy breaks up with the girl and calls off the engagement, she gets to keep the ring. She shouldn’t have given it back!

  24. eternalcanadian says:

    how many of the bachelors are still with the woman they picked out of all those women? none. so big whoop de doo that this latest one changed his mind. both women should have just slapped his face then kneed him in the nutz. he gives guys a bad name. ick. *rolls eyes*

  25. Aspen says:

    One of the most fantastic advantages of living in Japan…is that I am never exposed to this kind of television. Ha ha ha.

    Wow. I really had no idea this show was still on the air.